Govt Urged To Set Date For Marriage Equality Referendum

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has called on the government to set a date for the marriage equality referendum.

Speaking at the Pride Parade held in Dublin, which he described as "another positive step towards a more equal society".

Mr Adams said: "This Government has committed to holding the referendum in 2015. I am calling on them to set the date. The right to marry is of huge significance and it would not be denied to the LGBT community in any real republic.

"I am very pleased to be attending today’s Dublin Pride Parade.

"As an Irish republican party, equality for all citizens is at the core of Sinn Fein’s political approach. Nothing less than full equality of rights before the law for the LGBT community should be tolerated in a genuine republic.

"On Thursday, Sinn Féin launched the party’s LGBT rights document, Equality, Diversity, Solidarity – Fighting with PRIDE for LGBT rights in Ireland. In those proposals Sinn Féin outlined its commitment to LGBT equality in Ireland.

"Sinn Féin will continue to work in solidarity with the LGBT community to support equal rights and create positive change in Irish society."


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