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DUP moves to halt flying of Rainbow flag disgraceful - McNally

31 July, 2018 - by Darren McNally

Sinn Féin Group Leader on Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council, Cllr. Darren McNally has said the DUP’s move to call in the decision to fly the Rainbow flag on civic buildings is disgraceful and disrespectful. 

Darren McNally said:

“Moves by the DUP to call in Sinn Féin’s motion to fly the rainbow flag at civic buildings across the area is disgraceful and disrespectful to our LGBTQ+ community. 

“This call in came in the final hour - and is an effort to run down the clock on gaining legal advice and securing a special meeting of the council before Saturday.

“It is further evidence of their continued denial of rights enjoyed by citizens elsewhere on this island and in Britain. 

“This motion was submitted following full and correct procedures and there is absolutely no adverse impact from flying the rainbow flag.

“We are calling on the Chief Executive to immediately get legal advice and call a special meeting of the council for Friday to ensure the flying of the flag is not unnecessarily delayed.

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