Monday 22 January 2018

Yes Equality bus pulls into Wexford

By Esther Hayden

Colm O'Gorman and Tara O'Brien with Yes Equality Wexford volunteers.
Colm O'Gorman and Tara O'Brien with Yes Equality Wexford volunteers.
Colm O'Gorman with Cllr Deirdre Wadding and a Yes Equality Wexford volunteer.
Biddy White Lennon with Moninne Griffith..
The Yes Bus visits Gorey; Jessica O'Connor, Philip English, John Ryan, Rebecca Doyle, executive director, Amnesty International Ireland, Colm O' Gorman, Moninne Griffith of Yes Equality), Cllr. Anthoney Donohoe, and Niamh Griffin.

Food writer Biddy White Lennon joined members of Yes Equality Wexford and their supporters in their campaign for a 'Yes' vote in the forthcoming Marriage Equality Referendum.

Biddy was on board the Yes Equality Bus as it rolled into the county, stopping at Enniscorthy, Gorey and Wexford town. The bus will cover 66 locations in 26 counties over 27 days.

Speaking about the campaign, Yes Equality Wexford spokesperson Paddy Morris said: 'We are already overwhelmed by the level of support in Wexford for the campaign and with the bus tour we hope to make more people aware of how important their vote is and they can lend their support over the coming weeks. I'd urge everyone who can to get involved in the campaign.

'We want to answer all questions people have about the referendum. On May 22 we can vote Yes and add one simple sentence to our constitution: 'Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex'. Nothing else in the constitution is removed or changed, and no existing marriage will be in any way affected by that sentence.

'Less than a month from now we can vote for an Ireland that cherishes all of its children equally, and gives the protections of civil marriage to any citizen of this state - no matter who they happen to fall in love with.'

Food writer, Great Irish Bake-off judge and actor, Biddy White Lennon said: 'I've been fortunate to have experienced and the benefits of a supportive, loving long lasting marriage.

'I am supporting Yes Equality because I firmly believe that the proposed referendum is in accord with the principals of natural law, that that law is fair, based on reason and supports equality.'

Wexford People

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