Ireland: Labour MEP Calls for Marriage Equality Referendum Next Year Instead of 2015

Written by scott on November 7th, 2013

Ireland MEP Emer CostelloAn Irish Member of Parliament wants to move up the vote to legalize marriage equality by a year.

Pink News reports:

Dublin MEP Emer Costello has called for Ireland’s equal marriage referendum to be held on the same day as European and local elections in 2014 – rather than the planned date of 2015. The Irish Labour Party politician believes it will help boost turnout and safeguard a yes vote in favour of civil marriage rights for Ireland’s same-sex couples. Ireland’s cabinet this week formally agreed to hold a referendum on equal marriage in 2015.

Same sex couples in Ireland shouldn’t have to wait two more years.

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