The Dublin City Council passed a motion in support of inclusive civil marriage, “regardless” of a pair’s gender. Two motions were debated and voted upon, one from the Labour Party and the other from Sinn Fein—they both supported civil marriage “regardless of race, religion, or sexuality.” Both motions were passed in a 38-4 vote. “This is another welcome demonstration of the transformation in attitudes toward lesbian and gay people in Ireland,” the director of the Dublin-based Gay and Lesbian Equality Network Brian Sheehan said. “Based on the success of civil partnerships, political and public support for civil marriage is growing rapidly, he added.
Dublin City Council joins Cork City Council and Belfast City Council, as well as Omagh, Down, Moyle, and Magherafelt District Councils who have all passed similar motions. [LGBTWK]
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