Saturday 3 December 2016

UN declaration doesn’t define marriage as male-female union

Published 15/05/2015 | 02:30

Ger Brennan’s recent article explained why he was voting ‘No’ in the marriage referendum
Ger Brennan’s recent article explained why he was voting ‘No’ in the marriage referendum

In the final paragraph of Dublin footballer Ger Brennan's article on why he is voting 'No' in the marriage referendum (Irish Independent, May 13), he claims "The Universal Declaration on Human Rights ... holds that marriage is a male-female union."

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This is untrue.

The right to marry and found a family is contained in Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in Article 23 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

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