Sinn Féin welcome marriage equality vote in Germany
Sinn Féin MLA Meagan Fearon has welcomed the historic vote in Germany today in favour of Marriage Equality.
Speaking today Ms Fearon said:
“Following the historic vote in Germany today we now have another of Europe largest countries voting for marriage equality. It is a progressive, forward thinking step and to be welcomed.
“There are now 14 European countries legally recognising and performing marriage for lesbian and gay couples.
"The opposition to marriage equality in the north of Ireland is discriminatory and clearly out of step with the people of these islands and across Europe.
“I am calling on everyone who believes in equality and rights for all to attend the Marriage Equality march in Belfast this Saturday and to send a clear message.
“Sinn Féin members will be taking part in the march as we believe in equality, respect, recognition and rights for all citizens."