'No tolerance of inequality' - Fearon
There can be no tolerance of inequality against the LGBTQ community or anyone in our society, Sinn Féin Equality spokesperson Megan Fearon said today.
The Newry Armagh MLA said:
“Today Michelle O’Neill and I met with representatives of Love Equality, a coalition of organisations campaigning for marriage equality and other basic rights for the LGBTQ sector.
“Sinn Féin will continue to pursue the protection of rights that are available to citizens everywhere else on these islands.
“Marriage equality is of course only one of a number of rights-based issues that we need to tackle.
“But it would be a step forward in recognising the needs still to be met for the LGBTQ community.
“This is a time for the progressive politics of inclusion and the delivery of rights for all.
“We want to end the discrimination and the denial of rights in our society.
“We want to ensure equal access to public services and equal opportunities for us all.
“Sinn Féin want to build a truly progressive, rights-based society and that’s something we can only do together.
“There simply cannot be any tolerance of inequality, or disenfranchised citizenship for anyone in our society – including LGBTQ citizens.”