Sinn Féin - On Your Side

Ruane welcomes decision on marriage equality legal bid

26 June, 2015 - by Caitríona Ruane

Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane has welcomed the news that a legal challenge against the ban on same sex marriage in the North is to go ahead. 

Ms Ruane said; 

"I welcome today's High Court decision that a legal challenge to the unfair ban on equal marriage is to go ahead. 

"I commend the two brave gay couples who took this legal challenge to be allowed the basic human right to celebrate their love in the same way as everyone else by getting married. 

"Today's decision highlights the need for marriage equality for everyone to be extended to the North. 

"Across the island there is clearly a growing appetite for equality and it is time that legislation caught up with the mood of the people. 

"Equality threatens no one and I wish these couples well in their legal challenge and I look forward to a successful outcome."

Connect with Sinn Féin