Tag Archive | Marriage Referendum

The Path To Marriage Equality In Ireland – A Case Study

The Path To Marriage Equality In Ireland – A Case Study

The Path to Marriage Equality In Ireland: A Case Study  – Susan Parker December 2017 Charitable foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies (AP), commissioned a case study from Susan Parker on the passing of marriage equality in Ireland, to partner a study performed on the passing of legislation for civil partnerships. It had invested more than €63 million […]

Acting Out: Return of the award winning show, The Ref.

Acting Out: Return of the award winning show, The Ref.

Acting Out are bringing back their award winning show, The Ref, a comedy with songs, about the marriage equality referendum, to the Pearse Centre, Dublin, for just five performances, from 1st-5th November. The Ref was the best selling show in this year’s International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, and was awarded the Hilton Edwards Award at […]

GLEN: “One Year On – 412 Lesbian and Gay Couples Married, Now Let’s Resolve the Remaining Challenges”‏

GLEN: “One Year On – 412 Lesbian and Gay Couples Married, Now Let’s Resolve the Remaining Challenges”‏

“This weekend last year was an extraordinary and joyful weekend for LGBT people, their families and indeed all of Ireland, when with great generosity, Irish people voted that their lesbian and gay children, brothers and sisters, family members, friends and community members should be equal citizens and equal in our Constitution for the very first […]

Irish/American Gay Couple Marry in First Humanist Ceremony in Ballinacurra House

Irish/American Gay Couple Marry in First Humanist Ceremony in Ballinacurra House

After the initial euphoria and groundbreaking Marriage Equality Referendum result in May this year, the rush was on this week as couples exchanged vows after the equality laws became legal. Ireland’s first Humanist (non-religious) same-sex wedding took place in Kinsale at Ballinacurra House yesterday (Saturday, 21 November 2015) where Raymond Davidson and Daryl Gunning completed […]

Dublin Pride 2015 Events: Wednesday, 24th June!

Dublin Pride 2015 Events: Wednesday, 24th June!

More great Pride events for you to choose from, happening on Wednesday, 24th June! IndividualiTy IndividualiTy is a social group for young trans people and those questioning their gender identity. It aims to provide a safe, positive and fun space where trans youth can relax, be themselves and make friends. 5:30 pm Free http://www.BelongTo.org Parliament […]

Faith Group Challenges Archbishop Of Dublin’s Reliance On Pope As Guide On Marriage In Ireland’s Marriage Equality Referendum

Faith Group Challenges Archbishop Of Dublin’s Reliance On Pope As Guide On Marriage In Ireland’s Marriage Equality Referendum

The latest statement by the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, invoking Pope Francis’ position on gay marriage to urge people to vote No in the marriage equality referendum, has been challenged by the group Faith in Marriage Equality (FiME). Dr Martin writes (Irish Times, 19th May) “My position is that of Pope Francis,who, in […]

[Updated to include video] Former President McAleese: ‘Why my family will be voting YES’

[Updated to include video] Former President McAleese: ‘Why my family will be voting YES’

This morning Former President McAleese delivered an address entitled ‘Why my family will be voting YES’ to a BeLonG To hosted event, calling on all families across Ireland to vote YES on Friday May 22nd. The address was incredibly powerful, and visibly moved audience members comprising LGBT young people, their parents, as well as coalition members […]

This Evening (5th): Boris Dittrich (HRW) To Deliver Lecture In Liberty Hall On Marriage Equality

This Evening (5th): Boris Dittrich (HRW) To Deliver Lecture In Liberty Hall On Marriage Equality

Boris Dittrich, the former Dutch political leader widely credited as being responsible for the first marriage equality law in Europe and the world, will be speaking at an event in Dublin this evening (6-8.30 pm) as the Irish referendum on extending equal civil marriage rights to same-sex couples enters a critical period. This will be followed […]

90% of 18 to 35 year olds would vote “yes”, but only 55% likely to actually vote in upcoming referendum

90% of 18 to 35 year olds would vote “yes”, but only 55% likely to actually vote in upcoming referendum

With the Marriage Equality Referendum fast approaching, The Youth Lab, an insights division of Thinkhouse, the youth communication agency, asked 1,000 Irish 18-35 year olds how they feel about the referendum. The ‘Youth + Marriage Equality Report’ gives insights into perceptions and attitudes regarding the pending referendum on May 22nd. The report was conducted by […]

Referendum Is Unique Chance to Tackle Bullying and Rejection of LGBT Youth

Referendum Is Unique Chance to Tackle Bullying and Rejection of LGBT Youth

Homophobic bullying is one of the most pervasive forms of bullying in Irish schools, and the marriage equality referendum presents a unique chance to combat it. That’s according to Michael Barron, Founding Director of BeLonG To, who yesterday (27.04.15) spoke at a BeLonG To YES coalition seminar, which also heard from other leading children’s rights […]