Marriage equality should be extended across Ireland - Ruane
Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane has said marriage equality threatens no one and should be extended across Ireland.
Speaking ahead of a joint motion on marriage equality which is due to come before the Assembly on November 2, Ms Ruane said;
"Great progress has been made in the campaign for marriage equality in the south of Ireland and in Britain but sadly not in the North.
"Equality threatens no one and there is a need for all parties to stand up for the rights of everyone in the community regardless of creed, colour, or sexual orientation and support the introduction of marriage equality.
"Sinn Féin has been to the fore in supporting marriage equality across Ireland and in Europe and voted for marriage equality each time it has come before the Assembly.
"We hope that all MLAs can support this motion, particularly those from parties who claim to support equal marriage.
"Marriage equality is a civil rights issue and it is long past the time that it was extended to citizens across Ireland."