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Sinn Féin hit out at unionist parties for Larne Pride snub

3 September, 2019

Sinn Féin Councillor Ian Friary has said criticised unionist parties on Mid and East Antrim Council for blocking a plan to fly the Rainbow Flag from the council building in support of Pride in Larne next year.

Cllr Friary said:

“It is extremely disappointing that the Rainbow Flag will not fly from the council building next year after it was opposed by the DUP, UUP and TUV.

“It was an opportunity to show solidarity to the LGBTQI+ community and mark the contribution they make to the community in Larne.

“Equality threatens no one but we still have a long way to travel on that march.

“The LGBTQI+ community still do not enjoy full recognition and implementation of their rights, including the right of marriage equality which is available everywhere else on these islands.

"Sinn Féin has and will continue to work in solidarity with the LGBTQI+ community to create positive change in our society that will activate public and political support for full equal rights.” 

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