Nesbitt must clarify if UUP remains opposed to marriage equality – McCallion

Sinn Féin’s Elisha McCallion  has called on Mike Nesbitt to tell the public whether his party still opposes marriage equality.

©/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
She  said:

“As leader of the UUP Mike Nesbitt has rejected the rights of the Irish language speaking community to legal protections under an Irish language act.

“I am calling on him to clarify if his party remains opposed to marriage equality.

“The north is now the only part of these islands which does not have marriage equality. This is shameful and unacceptable.

“There is a growing demand to see marriage equality extended across the island.

“As a party we will campaign for equal marriage rights for all.

“Sinn Fein stands for equality and respect for all citizens regardless of creed, gender, race or sexuality.”