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The LGBT Labour NI Officer, David McNerlin, was in Dublin for the result, at the invitation of John Lyons TD of Labour LGBT.

In a statement, David says that he was fighting to hold back the tears of joy as Ireland passed the referendum by 62.1 per cent to 37.9 per cent.

‘Too many people young and old are still afraid of telling their families and friends that they are gay.

Ireland is different today. It has changed and changed for the better.’

David also said that he hopes that the North of Ireland can become part of the Rainbow movement and can also be a Rainbow Nation. Ireland said yes to Equality and yes to love at the weekend.  He felt at home in Ireland, but not in the North of Ireland. 

‘Only Labour can deliver equality.’

Equality Referendum 2015 Result

The LGBT Labour NI Officer, David McNerlin, was in Dublin for the result, at the invitation of John Lyons TD of Labour LGBT.

The Irish referendum outcome was a joyous result, not just for gay people, but for all supporters of equality.  

However, following the result in the Asher’s bakery case, it highlights how discriminatory attitudes have maintained Northern Ireland as the one place in these islands where you cannot marry the person you love.

We must redouble our efforts to win the right to Equal Marriage here.

 

Statement by Labour Party NI in response to the Irish referendum result on Same Sex marriage

The Irish referendum outcome was a joyous result, not just for gay people, but for all supporters of equality.  

Press Release from the Labour Party in Northern Ireland 19.05.15
 
The Labour Party in Northern Ireland welcomes the judgement in the Asher’s Bakery Company case, which ruled today that the bakery unlawfully discriminated on the grounds of sexual orientation and political beliefs.

The Court’s decision confirms the legal responsibilities on all service providers not to discriminate against their customers on grounds of sexual orientation, religious belief and political opinion, but to provide service to all.
 
The Labour Party has always been promoting equality in our society, and will continue to campaign on equality issues.
 
For more information, please contact our LGBT officer David McNerlin on mcnerlind@yahoo.com.my  or  07554216728

Asher’s Baking Company Case

Press Release from the Labour Party in Northern Ireland 19.05.15   The Labour Party in Northern Ireland welcomes the judgement in the Asher’s Bakery Company case, which ruled today that...

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