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

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Nicholas Nelson

Well done to both of you.

Ronan O'Riordan

Dear Katherine and Anne-Louise,

I thank you for your tireless efforts to attain recognition for your marriage in this country. You are an inspiration to not only the gay and lesbian citizens of this country but to all peoples who are treated as second class in modern Ireland. I have my fingers crossed for you both and am following the case with bated breath!

Love,

Ronan.

Helen

Just want to say a big THANK YOU to you both.
Please be assured that you have the support of many, many gay women and men and what you are doing for yourselves you are also doing for lesbians and gay men around the country.
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Councilor Mick Duff

Katherine and Ann Louise, the very best wishes for a successful outcome for your struggle for recognition as a married couple and just to let you know that we are all thinking of you both. You are both shining beacons of light in our lives here in Tallaght and beyond, and are very much loved and respected. Keep fighting the good fight.
Kind regards, Councillor Mick Duff, Tallaght Central, Labour Party

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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.