Tag Archive | Civil Marriage

New poll shows strong support for marriage for lesbian and gay couples.

New poll shows strong support for marriage for lesbian and gay couples.

A new poll conducted this week by Millward Brown for the Sunday Independent shows continuing and consistent support for civil marriage equality. “The Millward Brown poll for the Sunday Independent shows that a majority of the Irish people right across the country believe that all citizens should have the right to marry in Ireland regardless […]

IHREC publishes policy statement on access to civil marriage

IHREC publishes policy statement on access to civil marriage

Last Thursday (12th Feb) The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the Commission) published its policy statement on access to civil marriage. Welcoming the proposed referendum, the Commission believes that the opening out of civil marriage to two persons, without distinction as to their sex, is a matter of equality and human rights. The Commission […]

Civil Marriage Referendum Date a Step Closer to Equality

Civil Marriage Referendum Date a Step Closer to Equality

The Irish Government has committed to a May equal marriage referendum bringing Ireland a step closer to a Republic where all citizens are treated equally. Marriage Equality is appealing to Irish people’s sense of fairness and common sense when considering their vote, while also urging supporters against complacency. Moninne Griffith, Co-Director, Marriage Equality commented, “Marriage […]

BAI Code Manipulated to Silence and Strike Fear, Says Marriage Equality

BAI Code Manipulated to Silence and Strike Fear, Says Marriage Equality

The group Marriage Equality have publicly supported journalist Úna Mullally’s writing in the Irish Times yesterday.  Andrew Hyland, Co-Director Marriage Equality, commented: “The BAI code is being manipulated to create an environment whereby some media are reluctant discussing marriage equality on air for fear of backlash. Mullally’s article is on the money when she discusses the […]

16th Annual Christmas Carol Service for LGBT Community

16th Annual Christmas Carol Service for LGBT Community

Don’t miss the 16th Annual Christmas Carol Service for the LGBT community, their families and friends, on Saturday, 13th December! There will be a collection for the campaign for Civil Marriage with guest speaker Moninne Griffith of Marriage Equality, and the Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus provide the carols! The celebrations start at 8 pm, and […]

Yes Equality: Count Down to Deadline

Yes Equality: Count Down to Deadline

With one week to go before the closing date for getting on the 2015 register of electors, the Yes Equality campaign have called for the Irish public to make sure they are registered to vote. Colin Farrell, Dara Ó Briain, Kodaline, Brendan Courtney, Joanne O’Riordan and Panti Bliss are just a small number of well-known […]

Watch: It’s in Your Hands! Register to vote for Civil Marriage Equality

Ahead of the anticipated Civil Marriage Equality Referendum in Spring 2015, BeLonG To has launched an online campaign encouraging all young adults – from 18-25 – to register to vote as part of the YES EQUALITY voter registration drive. From today until the November 25th deadline you can change or update your details on the […]

GLEN: BAI Decision On Marriage Discussion Raises Worrying Concerns About Open Public Debate

GLEN: BAI Decision On Marriage Discussion Raises Worrying Concerns About Open Public Debate

“Can lesbian and gay people not now talk about their lives and their aspirations as Irish citizens on the airwaves, or about their experiences of love and commitment without somebody opposing them?” So said GLEN Chair Kieran Rose, responding to today’s ruling by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland upholding a complaint on a discussion on civil […]

EILE – August Issue OUT NOW!

EILE – August Issue OUT NOW!

The August issue of EILE Magazine is now available to read and /or download for free! This month: Gareth Russell’s Transgender Spy of Versailles New Director of Gay Switchboard Ireland, Maria Keogh Pam & Wini, the first civil partnership in Tipperary Men’s fashion with Mark Graham Film with Frances Winston California Dispatch Nick’s Picks in music […]

The State of Marriage Equality

The State of Marriage Equality

The Labour Party has published a bill which, if enacted, would remove the existing ban on same-sex couples marrying. Senator Ivana Bacik and Meath East by-election candidate, Eoin Holmes launched the Civil Registration (Marriage Equality) bill last month, with Bacik describing same-sex marriage as “a core Labour principle.” Currently, a clause in the Civil Registration Act of 2004 […]