EQUALS demonstrate against Government proposal to create a “two-tier society”
The newsdesk has been a-flutter with reports that members of direct-action community group for fair treatment of lgbtq people, EQUALS, are demonstrating their discontent with what they see as the codification of inequality in the Civil Partnerships Bill 2009 at Leinster House this Thursday lunchtime. Lisa Connell was chained to the gates of the Houses of the Oireachtas and Will St. Leger mounted the gatehouse with a flag which read “Marriage Rights are Equal Rights” on Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Both have now been removed by the gardaí but not before they got a chance to talk to waiting journalists. Senator David Norris has also addressed the crowd who assembled to support the demonstration. Tune into your new bulletins for reports and interview snippets and follow the action as it happens on Twitter with Gaelick, David Norris and Panti.
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UPDATE: Will St. Leger has been arrested and brought to Pearse Street Garda Station, Dublin 2.
UPDATE: Will St. Leger has been released without charge.
UPDATE: Added more photos. Thanks to Caroline Kinsella for permitting us to reproduce them.
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