Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan have been fighting since 2003 for legal recognition of their Canadian marriage.

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To Dr Ann Louise Gilligan and Senator Katherine Zappone.
I fully support your case with the supreme Court and I am sorry that you come up against so many walls regarding it. I am in a similar suituation regarding a Canadian marriage, but my relationship with my partner has since ended due to her having an affair. I will at some stage in the near future have to go through a divorse, with no support from Irish law.
It is a discrace that so many Irish people do not have the same rights as their brothers and sisters and I wish you all the best in your fight for equal rights.
May you always find the strength and compassion to argue your case in the professional and dignified manner as you have done so far and know always that there are people out there, supporting you both all the way.
Kind regards.

Nicholas Nelson

Well done to both of you.

Michael Walsh

Just to wish you both success in the high court and every happiness in your lives together


I think what you're doing is fantastic and women like you make me more optimistic about LGBT futures in Ireland and hopefully in years to come we'll be reading about you in the history books!!

Keep up the fight!!

Mary O Sullivan

I want you both to know how proud I am of you both.
Proud of the work you are doing to further human rights in Ireland.
Proud of the fact that you both have fought so hard for your marriage to be recognised in Ireland.
Proud that such eloquent, hard working people are striving to improve Irish society for us all.

Thank you so much