26 September 2012
Marriage equality motion from Sinn Féin passed by Derry City Council
Lynn described the motion as part of 'the ongoing struggle for recognition from wider society and equality in all aspects of life'
A SINN FÉIN motion was passed on Tuesday night at Derry City Council to support the introduction of same-sex marriages.
Sinn Féin Councillor Lynn Fleming, who proposed the motion, said:
“I am delighted that Derry City Council supported the Sinn Féin motion on same-sex marriage.
“I believe the majority public opinion across the country is supportive of moving from civil partnerships to civil marriages for same-sex couples with all the extra rights and benefits that would entail.”
Lynn described the motion as part of “the ongoing struggle for recognition from wider society and equality in all aspects of life”.
“We are bringing these motions forward because this is a human rights and equality issue. LGBT couples should have the same rights as any other citizen on this island. It is a positive step forward that so many councils have already shown their support for marriage equality and hopefully many more will follow.”
Councils that have passed marriage equality motions tabled by Sinn Féin include:-
- Belfast City Council
- Cork City Council
- Derry City Council
- Dublin City Council
- Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council
- Magherafelt District Council
- Moyle District Council
- Newry & Mourne District Council
- Omagh District Council, Down District Council
- South Dublin County Council
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