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Wednesday, 07 September 2011 16:05

Marriage Equality Ireland Presents Rory's Story

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Marriage Equality Ireland presents a video showing a boy who speaks about his two mothers and the consequences of the civil unions.

Rory's Story is a way of requiring more rights to the Irish government. The differences between married couples and couples which signed a civil union are still too important. The LGBT activists counted more than 140 differences.

"We made this film to raise awareness about the continued discrimination faced by lesbian and gay couples and their children despite recent civil partnership legislation.

"We want people to know that although civil partnership is a step in the right direction, it is not marriage and it’s not equality.

"For example, civil partnership does not allow children to have a legally recognised relationship with both of their parents – only the biological one. This causes all sorts of problems with schools and hospitals as well as around guardianship, access and custody," said Charity director Moninne Griffth.

She added: "We need the government to legislate for equality for same sex families and access to marriage would give these rights and security to hundreds of families around Ireland. We are asking people to watch the film online and then get involved with the campaign."


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