Dublin City Council to debate marriage equality tonight!
the same rights and entitlements to civil marriages for all citizens of Dublin regardless of race, religion or sexuality
The Council meeting – which begins at 6:45pm – will be available to watch online:
— Suzy Byrne (@suzybie) September 2, 2012
Tonight’s vote by the 52-member council follows support for marriage equality across the island, including in Cork City Council, and in the Northern Ireland local authorities Omagh, Down, Moyle and Magherafelt District Councils, and Belfast City Council.
Still, the struggle for equality continues
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, however has been more backward in coming forward, refusing to be drawn on whether he supports marriage equality.
Moreover, as reported by TheJournal.ie, tonight’s motion could be defeated by the Fine Gael members of Dublin City Council who control the council but whose party position is that marriage equality be dealt with by the much vaunted – and mysterious – Constitutional Convention.
All of this highlights the importance of not only talking to your TD about marriage equality, but also to your local representatives. Get on it, folks!
This just in from MarriagEquality on Facebook:
Good morning! Tonight’s shaping up to be a big night, as Dublin City Council will be voting on a motion to support marriage equality.
We need everyone in Dublin to ring your local councillors and ask them to support this motion, and vote in favour of equality for same sex couples and our families! Click here to find your local councillors.
The Monthly Meeting of Dublin City Council takes place on Monday, 3rd September 2012 at 6:45 pm.