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

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Marina Tuffy. Tost?, LGBT Group. Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Just wanted to wish you well today, and the weeks ahead.

Thank you for your courage, and commitment to ensuring that
All citizens of this country are valued and treated equally.

Kind Regards,


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

Jean-Philippe Imbert/Dublin City University

This is just a message of support to the team of Marriage Equality and also a message of support to Ann Louise and Katherine. I hope fairness, honesty, logic will prevail and lead to a positive outcome for all same-sex marriages.

John Ryan

I feel both of you are truly representative of the wider community who want “Equality” whilst we are heading in the right direction it is not enough, Civil Partnership is only a stepping stone to full marriage equality. Myself and my partner have not taken the Civil Partnership route as we do not want to “CIVIL PARTNERSHIPED” I hope today you are both successful and thank you so much for flying the flag of all people who just want equality.


Thank you Katherine and Ann Louise for having the courage to demand what you deserve. In doing so things have already begun to change for the rest of us, every tiny bit of public awareness and support makes such a huge difference