Fighting for 21st Century Law to end prejudice

20 May 2008

KAL2 Ann Louise Gilligan and Katherine Zappone

Ann Louise Gilligan and Katherine Zappone have written passionately in the Irish Times today about the need for equality for same sex Irish couples.

They tell how they met and fell in love whilst studying in Boston in the early 1980s and married in Canada in 2003.

"We married each other because we wanted to bind ourselves in law, as well as in love, to receive societal support for our promise-keeping and the generativity that flows from it. We married each other because in that one act we were able to exercise our human freedom for the single most important choice of our lives.

No one will ever know the psychic wellbeing that accrues when oppression and prejudice lift. This is why we are taking a court case, for ourselves, as well as for others. This is why we hope that Irish lawmakers will make law for the 21st century."


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