Sinn Fein Councillor, Colly Kelly, will table a motion this week calling on elected representatives to support marriage equality at the monthly Derry City and Strabane District Council meeting.
There will be a short vigil at 3:30pm on Thursday outside the Guildhall before the motion is officially tabled by Colr. Kelly.
“Sinn Féin believes that all citizens are entitled to full equality before the law, regardless of their background, including sexual orientation or gender. Nothing less can be tolerated in a modern, progressive and inclusive society. I have tabled a motion for this coming Thursday at the monthly Derry and Strabane Council meeting calling for support of marriage equality,” Colr. Kelly told the ‘Journal’.
“The recent campaign in the 26 Counties energised and engaged a whole new generation of young people in the democratic process. This result shows that when people fully participate in the political process change is not only possible but inevitable.
“Sinn Féin played a very positive and active role in the ‘Yes’ campaign. We took our message of equality to the doors, put up posters and engaged in a very active social media campaign,” he added
“The marriage equality rights that will be enjoyed by Irish citizens in the south must be shared with citizens in the North.”
The marriage equality rights that will be enjoyed by Irish citizens in the south must be shared with citizens in the NorthDerry and Strabane Councillor Colly Kelly