first_imgAn online Facebook page entitled ‘YesEquality Donegal’ has seen a huge surge in support in recent weeks as the debate in the run-up to the referendum on Marriage Equality heats up. Those involved in setting up and managing the page have been overwhelmed by the positive response it has received thus far.The page has encouraged people to register to vote for Marriage Equality and presents concise, informative and constructive information about the campaign. This includes information about how you can get involved at a local level, and gives details about well known public figures who are supporting the campaign.YesEquality is a national campaign body for the upcoming Marriage Equality referendum this coming Spring and is consisted of the ICCL (Irish Council of Civil Liberties), GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) and the Marriage Equality group.The YES campaign in Donegal have also revealed that they’ve been inundated with requests from volunteers who want to support the campaign in anyway possible, offering to distribute leaflets, door-to-door canvassing, digital media assistance and much more.The swell of support has encouraged the YES campaign greatly, and the dynamic team have also put out a survey in order to gauge interest from potential supporters and how to utilise their particular skills for the campaign. Since starting the page not long ago, it has over 1,200 likes and is continuing to grow exponentially.A spokesman for the page said the main objectives are to create awareness regarding the issue of marriage equality, and to tell those undecided how much marriage equality means to Irish society as a whole, the importance of every Irish citizen having access to the same rights in our constitution, reflecting the foundational values of our Republic.A spokesman for the page, Fionán Lynch said, “We are extremely aware of having a positive, clear and constructive message in the lead up to the referendum this coming Spring.“The constitution is the foundation of basic law in Ireland and should guarantee equal status to all members of Irish society.“As it currently stands same sex couples in civil partnerships do not avail of the same legal rights and protections as those in civil marriages, currently there are over 160 statutory differences. “What we’re campaigning for is a simple message of equal status within the law and society as a whole. Equality Donegal Contact Information:Email: [email protected]: SURGE IN SUPPORT ONLINE FOR ‘YES EQUALITY DONEGAL’ was last modified: January 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CampaignCanvassingdonegalEqualityFeaturesnewsonlineRefrendumsocial mediasupportYESlast_img

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