Monday, July 9, 2012

Cork City Council passes motion supporting right to Civil Marriage for all citizens regardless of race, religion or sexuality

'Motions:This Council supports the same rights and entitlements to civil marriages for all citizens of Cork City regardless of race, religion or sexuality.' The above motion was passed tonight at Cork City Council making it the first Local Authority in the State to support the introduction of Same-Sex Marriages, it follows the decision by Belfast City Council recently to pass the same motion, commenting Sinn Féin Cllr Mick Nugent said: " I am delighted that my colleagues on Cork City Council unanimously supported my motion and that Cork City Council has taken the lead on this issue, I believe the majority public opinion across the country is supportive of moving from Civil Partnerships to Civil Marriages for Same-Sex couples with all the extra rights and benefits that would entail, I'm sure that approval of this motion will be a great boost for the Gay & Lesbian community in Cork and across the country in the ongoing struggle for recognition from wider society & equality in all aspects of life".ENDS Cllr Mick Nugent 087-6755793.