Fighting for Marriage Equality for LGBT Community


RONNIE O’BRIEN interviews MONINNE GRIFFITH about the Marriage Equality organisation.

Marriage Equality is a not for profit, single issue, national grassroots advocacy organisation whose goal is to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Ireland through the extension of civil marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Marriage Equality’s vision is of an Ireland in which same sex couples, their families and their children enjoy equality.

In order to realise this vision, Marriage Equality’s mission is to achieve equal access to civil marriage for same sex couples in Ireland.

In order to accomplish this, Marriage Equality has identified three key aims:

– to educate the general public, the legal community, opinion makers and legislators about the need for equal rights for same sex couples.

– to mobilise support for legislation that will enable same sex couples to marry and establish legal recognition of children in LGBT families
– to monitor and encourage legal actions at national and European levels which support the granting to same sex couples the equality of status in Ireland that they already enjoy in a number of other European Union member states and globally.

Duration: 13'20" DATE: May 30, 2012
Interviewer:Ronnie O'Brien, Noel McGuinness
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:Moninne Griffith
Themes:Local Current Affairs
Keywords:Marriage Equality, Couples, Civil Rights, Taxation, Moninne Griffith
LocationDublin, Ireland Time Period:2012
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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