There can be no tolerance of inequality against the LGBTQ community or anyone in our society, Sinn Féin Councillor Caoimhe McKnight said today.
She was speaking after party leader in the north Michelle O’Neill leader met with representatives of Love Equality.
“I very much welcome the meeting that Michelle O’Neill has had with representatives of Love Equality, a coalition of organisations campaigning for marriage equality and other basic rights for the LGBTQ sector.
“We will continue to pursue the protection of rights that are available to citizens everywhere else on these islands.
“Marriage equality is of course only one of a number of rights-based issues that we need to tackle.
“But it would be a step forward in recognising the needs still to be met for the LGBTQ community.
“This is a time for the progressive politics of inclusion and the delivery of rights for all.
“We want to end the discrimination and the denial of rights in our society. And to ensure equal access to public services and equal opportunities for us all.
“Sinn Féin want to build a truly progressive, rights-based society and that’s something we can only do together.
“There simply cannot be any tolerance of inequality or disenfranchised citizenship for anyone in our society – including LGBTQ citizens.”