Home / POLITICS / Gay Candidate David Norris Could Re-Enter Race For Irish presidency

Gay Candidate David Norris Could Re-Enter Race For Irish presidency

David Norris, the gay candidate in Ireland’s upcoming presidential election is considering re-entering the race.

BBC News has the report:

The civil rights campaigner abandoned his bid for Aras an Uachtarain in July, amid controversy over a clemency letter he wrote to Israeli authorities for his former partner Ezra Nawi, who had been convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old boy.

Last weekend, the Sunday Independent claimed that Mr Norris was about to put himself forward once again, following an “consistent outpouring” of public support.

The newspaper said the senator would use an appearance on RTE’s Late, Late Show this Friday to publicly state his intention to re-start his Aras campaign.

If so, Mr Norris has just over two weeks to secure the 20 political nominations he needs to get his name on to the presidential ballot paper.

Read the full article via BBC NEWS