Marriage Equality Act a "vindication of the will of voters" says ICCL

Ireland's human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has warmly welcomed the signature this evening (29 August 2015) of the Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage Equality) Act 2015 by the President of Ireland.

Together with colleagues from its partner organisations, the Gay & Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and Marriage Equality, the ICCL led the winning YesEquality2015 referendum campaign.

ICCL Executive Director Mr Mark Kelly said:

"The President's decision today to sign into law the amendment of the Constitution opening full civil marriage to same sex couples is a vindication of the clearly-expressed wish of more than 1.2 million voters to live in a more equal Ireland. The ICCL warmly welcomes the fact that, following the recent dismissal by the Court of Appeal of spurious legal challenges to the landslide referendum result, marriage equality shall at last be the law of the land."

ENDS

Contact:

Walter Jayawardene, ICCL Communications Manager

087 9981574

walter.jayawardene@iccl.ie  


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