PBP run buses to Belfast for equal marriage rally

People gather at the Central Count Centre in Dublin Castle, Dublin, after Zappone proposed live on TV as votes are continued to be counted in the referendum on same-sex marriage.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 23, 2015. Ireland is set to enshrine the right to gay marriage in a historic world first. Key campaign groups fighting the rights reform conceded defeat, with results from around the country indicating a two to one majority of voters backing the constitutional change. See PA story IRISH GayMarriage. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
People gather at the Central Count Centre in Dublin Castle, Dublin, after Zappone proposed live on TV as votes are continued to be counted in the referendum on same-sex marriage. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 23, 2015. Ireland is set to enshrine the right to gay marriage in a historic world first. Key campaign groups fighting the rights reform conceded defeat, with results from around the country indicating a two to one majority of voters backing the constitutional change. See PA story IRISH GayMarriage. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

People Before Profit is to run buses from Derry to Belfast for a march supporting gay marriage on June 13th.

In a statement issued in the wake of the historic Referendum result in the south, a spokesperson for the local branch of the left-wing group said: “The result of the referendum has given heart to all who have been fighting of gay equality here. Northern Ireland is being left as the most backward backwater in Europe. But in fact, people here are as progressive as anywhere else. It’s just that we have a political system which doesn’t let this come through.

“The march in Belfast is a chance for us all to show the depth and breadth of support for equal marriage and equality generally.”

Buses will depart from Foyle Street for Belfast at 12.15pm.

“We will be asking other organisations to come forward to co-sponsor the buses with us,” the spokesperson added.

The Belfast demonstration has been organised by the Rainbow Coalition, Amnesty International and the Irish Congress of Trades Unions.