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VIDEO: Leo Varadkar calls for a Yes Vote in marriage equality referendum

Published 05/05/2015 | 18:41

Health Minister Leo Varadkar joined forces today with a group of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals to call for a Yes vote in the upcoming marriage equality referendum, stating that marriage equality is a health issue.

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The Yes for Health campaign was launched at the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare Street, where the two ministers, Leo Varadkar and equality minister Aodhan O'Riordain were joined by various representatives of the health sector, including Liam Doran, general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and Kieran Ryan, CEOof the Irish college of General Practitioners.

Speaking at the launch, Minister Varadkar said that a No vote would be a "big step backwards" for the country, and that it would have an adverse effect on the mental health of members of the LGBT community.

05/05/2015 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar TD with various health professionals calling for a YES vote in the forthcoming Marriage Equality Referendum at the Royal College of Physicians , Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
05/05/2015 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar TD with various health professionals calling for a YES vote in the forthcoming Marriage Equality Referendum at the Royal College of Physicians , Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

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