Dublin city councillors have voted overwhelmingly in favour of full marriage equality.38 councillors voted in favour 4 voted against, and 1 abstained.
Irish Times reports:
Dublin City councillors voted last night to support marriage equality “regardless of race, religion or sexuality”.
But the vote was not unanimous with four Fine Gael councillors voting against it and the Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí, abstaining.
The motion, that “Dublin City Council supports full marriage equality for all citizens regardless of race, religion or sexuality” was tabled by Cllr Jane Horgan Jones (Lab), with a similar motion from a group led by Cllr Larry O’Toole (SF) passed at the same time. Ms Horgan Jones said Dublin had an opportunity to show unanimous support for equality.
Cllr Kieran Binchy (FG) said he didn’t care if gay marriage was trendy, he would support the motion because it was “an idea whose time had come”. And Mr O’Toole said that, as the largest council, Dublin needed to show a lead and recognise equal rights.
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