McCallion calls on all candidates to support marriage equality pledge

Sinn Féin’s Elisha McCallion  has called on all candidates in the upcoming Assembly election to support a pledge to work for bring marriage equality to the north.

She  said;

©/Lorcan Doherty Photography - 27th January 2016. Culture Minister Car‡l N’ Chuil’n launching the Talent Northwest 2016. Included are deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Laura McNutt, previous competitor, Ollie Green, Greater Shantallow Community Arts, and the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor Elisha McCallion. Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography

“There is a growing demand for marriage equality across the north.

“Equal marriage threatens no one. It is about equal rights for everyone.

“This pledge asks all candidates to sign up to work to legislate for equal marriage and to eradicate all forms of prejudice.

“Sinn Féin is committed to seeing marriage equality extended across the island and to opposing homophobia, sectarianism, sexism and all other forms of discrimination wherever they occur.

“This is part of Sinn Féin’s commitment to equality and we are asking all other candidates to sign this pledge.”