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

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Ailish Whyte

I congratulate Katherine and Ann Louise on 30 years of love and commitment and wish them many more; as a married couple. I congratulate them for sharing their unselfish and inspiring journey as they fight for equality. I also want to send a clear and indignant message to the Irish Government that Civil Partnership Act is not enough: we must have marriage equality. Love and best wishes. Ailish Whyte

Lily Walsh

Good luck today, hopefully there will be positive news before the end of the year.

Paul Hewett

My best to you both in your quest for equality in the eyes of the State and of your fellow citizens.

Paul

Ladies you are both eloquent, charming and inspirational. Congratulations on changing hearts and minds and may your reward come very soon

Louise Dunne

I just wanted to take some time out of my day to send my suppory to Katherine & Ann Louise. as a hetrosexual woman I am often asked by other "straight" friends why I have sidned up to Marriage Equality and why I care so much.
The answer is very simple and always the same..anyone who wishes to marry the person they love has a right to do so and to have their union recognised legally if that is their desire. SGLBTQ..everyone deserves love.
Your commitment to each other, the love you both so obviously feel for one another, no one has the right to stop your union from being fully and leagaly recognised for what it is, a marriage, the same as any other.
I only hope that one day I should be as lucky to meet my soulmate.
The very best of luck to both of you. You are in my thoughts.