Thank You All for Supporting Us and for your help in pushing a YES vote through on May 22!
Marriage Equality Referendum
On May 22nd, 2015, Irish citizens will be asked to vote YES on the thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015.
Marriage is about two people who love each other and want to commit to each other. In a republic based on equal citizenship, civil marriage should be open to all.
This is a vote about real people and real families. It’s about people that we know; our family members, friends, neighbours and colleagues. Irish people are fair minded, welcoming and confident.
Voting YES will not take from no one. This referendum relates to civil marriage in a registry office, not a religious marriage. Churches cannot be forced to marry anyone and will not be affected in any way.
The Marriage Equality Referendum seeks to insert a new sentence into the Constitution:
Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.
Voting YES in the Marriage Equality Referendum will be saying yes to marriage, yes to equality and yes to strengthening Irish society.
Yes Equality Campaign
Yes Equality is a nationwide campaign working to deliver a ‘yes’ vote in the upcoming Marriage Equality Referendum. Please visit www.yesequality.ie or call (01) 703 0412 for more information, to donate or to volunteer with the campaign.
In Leitrim we are always looking for more volunteers. It does not matter whether you have had previous experience or not nor does it matter whether you personally identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexed+ we would be MOST happy to have you with us!
You may only be avail for one day or even just an hour… it all helps. You may prefer to come out for some of our fundraisers we have planned in conjunction with LGBT Leitrim.