Fermanagh South Tyrone Sinn Féin Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Majority of Fermanagh and Omagh Councillors have taken a step into the real world - Cllr Coyle

Published: 8 July, 2015

Sinn Féin Councillor Debbie Coyle has welcomed the passing of the marriage equality motion at the meeting of Fermanagh Omagh District Council last night.

Speaking after the meeting, Councillor Coyle said,

"I proposed this motion because it is due time that the marriage equality rights that will be enjoyed by Irish citizens in the south is shared by citizens in the north.

"I have received numerous texts, emails and Facebook messages from people in support of the motion, including the mother of a gay son.

"I am delighted that the majority of Fermanagh and Omagh Councilors have taken a step into the real world and passed this motion, showing the LGBT community that there is nothing 'wrong' with them and that love is love.

The Enniskillen Councilor continues,

"We should always remember the unseen devastation that has been caused by prejudice against the gay community. The sense of isolation, self-harm, the suicide rate amongst many young gay people is something that must be tackled once and for all.

"Tackling this, The Rainbow Project and The F.I.N.D Centre now run two LGBT groups allowing young people to socialise and talk to like minded individuals. To find out more about either of these groups contact Rainbow on nuala@rainbow-project.org or The F.I.N.D Centre on info@thefindcentre.com.

"Sinn Féin will continue to campaign for marriage equality for all in the North and to end the discrimination against our LGBTI community." ENDS