Tuesday 17 October 2017

Courageous Irish lead way in fight for equality

'As advocates in Ireland, the US and around the world have proven time and again, where there’s passion and commitment, there is opportunity'
'As advocates in Ireland, the US and around the world have proven time and again, where there’s passion and commitment, there is opportunity'

Joe Biden

Last week, more than 1.2 million Irish voters took a courageous stand for love and family when they overwhelmingly chose marriage equality.

They recognised the fundamental truth that every person is entitled to dignity and respect, and that there can be no justification for the denigration or persecution of anyone because of who they love or who they are.

I want to thank my good friends, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton, for their forceful leadership and eloquent advocacy on this critical issue.

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