Fianna Fail to back same sex ‘marriage’ referendum – Kelleher.

‘As a republican party we believe there should be no law…that discriminates against certain citizens.’

Fianna Fail spokesman on health, Billy Kelleher has said his party
will be supporting the Coalition referendum on same sex ‘marriage.’

Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fail front bench spokesman on health
Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fail front bench spokesman on health

Kelleher told News Talk Breakfast this morning that “yes, we’ll be campaigning for a Yes vote.

“Clearly as a Republican party we believe that there should be no laws on the statute book that discriminate against certain citizens.”

“One thing I worry about”, he said, “is the highjacking of debates and referenda by extremes on both sides and middle ground being torn apart.

“There’s a lot of people out there, middle Ireland, who want to deal
with this not only in the context of compassion for people but just to ensure every citizen has equal and fundamental rights in this republic.”