McCallion welcomes further step towards equality
Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has welcomed news that Derry woman Frances Shiels will receive pension entitlement back pay, describing it as a further step towards equality.
The Foyle MP said:
"I welcome the news that Derry woman Frances Shiels has settled her case in her campaign to receive pension back pay she was entitled to.
"I have known Frances for some time and have supported her in her campaign and I've always been impressed by her resilience and determination.
"This is another step closer towards equality for Frances and other trans people.
"We need to see an end to the denial of rights for everyone in our society."