Ellis welcomes Constitutional Convention report on marriage equality

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin North West Dessie Ellis has welcomed the publication of the Constitutional Convention’s report recommending marriage equality.

Deputy Ellis said;

“The Constitutional Convention delegates delivered a decisive vote of 79% in favour of amending the constitution to provide for marriage equality last April.

“As this new report notes, over 1000 submissions lodged by citizens, advocacy groups and representative organisations were considered by the convention.

“The government must now consider the convention’s recommendation and provide a response within four months.

“Last month Labour leader and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said he expects a referendum on marriage equality in 2014.

“Marriage equality will make a real difference to same sex couples and of course their children by providing equal legal protections for these families.

I personally look forward to campaign for this important step towards equality for LGBT people.”

About Dessie Ellis

Dessie Ellis TD is a full time public representative for the Constituency of Dublin North West. He is the Sinn Féin National spokesperson on Housing. Dessie is a member of the Oireachtas Communications and Transport Committee and a member of the joint sub-committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. Dessie has been selected by Sinn Féin alongside Cllr. Cathleen Carney Boud to contest the upcoming General elections.