Monday, 13th April 2015
It is hugely encouraging that Mary McAleese, a highly respected former President, has proclaimed her support for marriage equality. She and her husband Martin, on whose behalf she also spoke, have clearly given great consideration to this issue and have concluded that it is the right path for our country to take.
As a committed Catholic, I welcome the contribution of Mary McAleese who is a Canon lawyer and a noted intellectual voice within the Church. Her message today resonated with words of equality and fairness. She cited the assertion of 1916 Proclamation that all of the children of the nation should be cherished equally. I believe that marriage equality will make Ireland a better fairer place and I am hugely encouraged that Mary McAleese and her husband have lent their support to the campaign.