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Yes Equality launches new personal poster campaign

Published 16/05/2015 | 02:30

The Campaign for Civil Marriage Equality has launched a series of campaign posters featuring lesbian and gay citizens of Ireland, from all walks of life, asking the Irish people to vote Yes on 22 May. Pictured L-R David Caron, Sandra Irwin-Gowran, Celeste Roche, John Curren and Sarah Gilligan.
The Campaign for Civil Marriage Equality has launched a series of campaign posters featuring lesbian and gay citizens of Ireland, from all walks of life, asking the Irish people to vote Yes on 22 May. Pictured L-R David Caron, Sandra Irwin-Gowran, Celeste Roche, John Curren and Sarah Gilligan.

Members of the gay community will appear on posters for the Yes Equality campaign just days before the electorate takes to the polls in the same-sex marriage referendum.

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Men and women from the gay community in Ireland and "from all walks of life" will personally appear on the new posters as part of a "heartfelt appeal" for a Yes vote in next Friday's referendum.

Some of the emotive words that appear on the posters include: "I'm your granddaughter, your cousin, your workmate, your friend. You can let me marry too" and "I'm your brother, your cousin, your teacher, your friend. You can let me marry too".

One poster features Sandra Irwin-Gowran, and speaking at the launch of the campaign yesterday, she said the upcoming referendum "is about real people like me".

"Men and women, who happen to be gay and lesbian all around Ireland are asking their fellow citizens to show their support, their recognition, their equal respect," Ms Irwin-Gowran said.

"We're saying to them, as our neighbours, as our family, as our workmates - your 'Yes' vote matters."

Irish Independent

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