Generous Ireland askrd to vote Yes in May 22 Marriage Referendum
17 Apr 2015
Yes Equality launch billboard campaign to get Ireland talking
Friday 17th April 2015: Yes Equality are today launching their first billboard at an outdoor event on Merrion Square. The bill board describes Ireland in 5 words, ‘Loving’ ‘Equal’ ‘Fair’ ‘Generous’ and ‘Inclusive’, but reminds the electorate that only one word is needed on May 22nd: YES.
According to Grainne Healy, Yes Equality spokesperson, “The referendum on May 22nd is about one thing only, extending civil marriage equality. The people of Ireland have the opportunity to give equal rights to all the citizens of Ireland, a truly momentous opportunity for the electorate.”
Healy continued, “The words on the billboard describe Ireland and Irish people: ‘Loving’ ‘Equal’ ‘Fair’ ‘Generous’ & ‘Inclusive’ and they also describe the journey Irish people have been on towards greater acceptance of their lesbian and gay family members and friends. Our campaign seeks to build on this journey to achieve full and equal citizenship for lesbian and gay people. These words are also reflective of the tone of the Yes campaign.
Healy said, “The backbone of our campaign is supporting engagement in conversations all across the country. We hope the billboard prompts people to talk about marriage equality. If people have questions, we want to hear them. Equally, if people wish to talk about their hopes and dreams in an Ireland where marriage equality is realised, we’d love to hear from them too.”
Healy, concluded, “The Constitutional status of marriage will remain unchanged if Ireland votes yes on May 22nd. The only difference is that Ireland will be a more equal and fair society for all its citizens. ”
Print/Online: Jeanne McDonagh, 087 246 9855 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadcast: Yvonne Judge, 087 662 4775 / email@example.com
Yes Equality: The Campaign for Civil Marriage Equality is the independent nationwide civic society campaign working to secure a Yes vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum on May 22nd www.yesequality.ie.