Cork City Council supports gay marriage

Cork made history last night when the City Council became the first local authority in the state to vote in favour of gay marriage.

The Sinn Fein motion was passed unanimously, and without debate, at the end of a long Council meeting,

It follows a similar motion also put down by Sinn Féin passed by Belfast City Council.

Last week, Tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore said marriage equality is “the civil rights issue of this generation”. Meanwhile, Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has given the strongest support of any Fine Gael minister. He says the “Constitutional Convention” would make it’s recommendations, but he would “probably vote yes” if there was a poll,

Speaking to Cork freelance reporter David O’Sullivan Sinn Fein Cllr Mick Nugent says “It’s about recognising diversity”

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