Who We Are

Marriage Equality is a not for profit, single issue, national grassroots advocacy organisation whose goal is to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Ireland through the extension of civil marriage rights to same-sex couples.

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Marriage Equality's vision is of an Ireland in which same sex couples, our families and our children enjoy equality.

In order to realise our vision, Marriage Equality's mission is to achieve equal access to civil marriage for same sex couples in Ireland.

In order to accomplish our mission, Marriage Equality has identified three key aims -


  • to educate the general public, the legal community, opinion makers and legislators about the need for equal rights for same sex couples
  • to mobilise support for legislation that will enable same sex couples to marry and establish legal recognition of children in LGBT families
  • to monitor and encourage legal actions at national and European levels which support the granting to same sex couples the equality of status in Ireland that they already enjoy in a number of other European Union member states and globally

Click here to read our Strategic Plan for the next 3 to 5 years.