Tuesday 6 December 2016

It's about equality, fairness and enhancing marriage

Micheál Martin

Published 21/05/2015 | 02:30

A graffiti artist finishes a Yes campaign piece in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton
A graffiti artist finishes a Yes campaign piece in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

In the final days of this referendum, it's important to put aside the noise of the campaign and to focus back on the fundamentals.

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Tomorrow we will vote on a simple but profound amendment to our Constitution. The one and only issue that will be decided is if we will extend the right of marriage to couples in our society who are currently denied it.

Fianna Fáil's position on this referendum is clear and unequivocal. We believe that extending the right to marry to same-sex couples is a basic matter of fairness. We also believe it is an important reaffirmation of the positive role of marriage in our society.

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