John M. Becker

Heartwarming Marriage Equality Ad Launches in Ireland

Filed By John M. Becker | November 09, 2014 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Media
Tags: gay marriage, Ireland, marriage equality, same-sex marriage

ireland-marriage-equality-ad.jpgThe country of Ireland is gearing up for a nationwide referendum on marriage equality next May. Polls show that an overwhelming majority of Irish voters support equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, but low voter turnout can turn referendums in Ireland into dicey propositions, and the Catholic Church's influence on civic life remains strong.

Proponents of marriage equality released a heartwarming new ad last week encouraging young people to register so they can vote for the freedom to marry. Voters must register by November 25 in order to be allowed to vote in the May referendum.

PinkNews reports:

The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, and Marriage Equality Ireland have all joined together to launch the 'Yes Equality' campaign - which alongside LGBT charity BeLonG To launched its first ad targeted at young voters...

Michael Barron of BeLonG To said: "We know that Ireland is ready for this change and that Irish young people really want a fair and equal society. Irish young people have always been agents for progressive change and today we are reaching out to all young adults aged 18-25 to say - this is your opportunity to create the society the you want - this is your generation's decision.

"By registering to vote by 25th November and coming out to vote for civil marriage equality you will help our country turn over a new leaf and create the modern society that you deserve and can be proud of."

Watch, after the break.

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