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Nesbitt says one thing but does another on Marriage equality - Fearon

26 October, 2015 - by Megan Fearon


Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon today accused Mike Nesbitt of speaking out of both sides of his mouth on the issue of marriage equality. And she said the UUP leader’s bizarre and contradictory position on marriage equality does a great disservice to the LGBT community.

Speaking today Megan Fearon said:

“True to form Mike Nesbitt says one thing, but does another on Marriage Equality.

“On Saturday in the glare of the media he indicated that the UUP in opposing marriage equality would be on the wrong side of history, but this morning states that he will vote against equality.

“Mike Nesbitt is aware of the inequality, discrimination and intolerance that the LGBT community faces, he is aware of the staggering rate of those from the LGBT community who have contemplated suicide. Yet he as leader of the UUP will oppose equality. He is on the wrong side of history, the wrong side of the argument and failing all in the LGBT community.

“The approach of Mike saying one thing and doing another undermines equality and is fooling no one.

“He plays to the gallery but when it comes to time to act for the good off all reverts to what is best for the UUP.

“Sinn Féin will continue to campaign for marriage equality to be extended to all the people of this island.”

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