Time has come to move on gay marriage - says Gilmore

Posted on July 01, 2012 at 03:56 PM

Gilmore announces samesex marriage to be included in Constitutional Convention

Announcing today that same-sex marriage is to be included for consideration by the Constitutional Convention, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said he believes in gay marriage and that our laws are out of step with public opinion.

"I don't believe that it should ever be the role of the State to pass judgement on whom a person falls in love with, or whom they want to spend their life with. That is why the issue of same-sex marriage is to be included for consideration by the Constitutional Convention. I believe in gay marriage. The right of gay couples to marry is, quite simply, the civil rights issue of this generation, and, in my opinion, its time has come."

You can listen to what the Tánaiste said in the audioboo which you can find below, you can also read what he said in the statement in our media centre.

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