Fearon calls on all progressive MLAs to support marriage equality
Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has called on all progressive MLAs in the Assembly to vote for marriage equality in today's debate despite the DUP once again blocking the bill through a Petition of Concern.
The Newry and Armagh MLA said;
"Sinn Féin is committed to the promotion of equality and challenging homophobia, racism, sectarianism and all forms of discrimination.
"This is the fourth time that Sinn Féin have brought a motion in favour of marriage equality before the Assembly.
"It is disappointing that the DUP have tabled a Petition of Concern to block this important motion.
"However, it’s important progressive politicians send a clear message of support for the LGBT community by voting in large numbers for marriage equality.
"Progressive MLAs in the Assembly must make it clear in the chamber that homophobia is completely unacceptable."