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Broadcaster Brendan Courtney's mum explains her reasons for supporting marriage equality via video on Twitter

Published 05/04/2015 | 20:17

Brendan Courtney has described his mother Nuala as his best friend and the two are famously tight knit. She is a trained psychotherapist who specialises in grief counselling.
Brendan Courtney has described his mother Nuala as his best friend and the two are famously tight knit. She is a trained psychotherapist who specialises in grief counselling.

The mum of broadcaster and fashion designer Brendan Courtney has voiced her support for marriage equality in a video posted by her son on Twitter this evening.

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Brendan recorded the video with his mother Nuala who urged people to vote and said the vote was about equality for all.

"It's nothing to do with your inner beliefs - it's to do with equal rights and that's it. You need to vote on it.... let the young people do what they want to do and have equality," she said.

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Al Porter, Panti, Darren Kennedy, Brendan Courtney at Stand-up 4 Love comedy night run by the DIT LGBT society in support of a YES vote this May's Marriage Equality Referendum, Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland - 19.03.15
Al Porter, Panti, Darren Kennedy, Brendan Courtney at Stand-up 4 Love comedy night run by the DIT LGBT society in support of a YES vote this May's Marriage Equality Referendum, Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland - 19.03.15
Brendan Courtney
Brendan Courtney
Brendan Courtney & Sonya Lennon pictured at the Lennon Courtney & Loulerie showcase Spring/Summer collections at the Grafton Suite, Westbury Hotel. Photo: Anthony Woods

Her son then asked her how she would feel if the referendum, which will take place on May 22nd, is not passed.

"Well it would make me angry that people are not looking at the bigger picture.

"It's nothing to do with me personally, I'm already married, but why should I decide that other people shouldn't be able to get married. That's wrong," she said.

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Brendan (41), who used to host 'Off The Rails' for RTE and a whole clutch of shows for UK channels and TV3, made a series of short videos with his mother an posted them to his social media accounts this evening.

'My gorgeous mam on marriage equality' was the headline above one video.

Now based in London, Brendan comes over regularly to Dublin working with his former co-presenter Sonya Lennon on their very popular clothing range Lennon McCourtney.

 

My gorgeous Mam on Marriage Equality pic.twitter.com/1IMZwgEusV

— Brendan Courtney (@BrendanCourtney) April 5, 2015

 

— Brendan Courtney (@BrendanCourtney) April 5, 2015

 

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