No campaign posters insult parents and are ‘misleading’ - Nolan

Tue, Apr 28, 2015

No campaign posters using children as a means of advancing their cause have little to say about same-sex marriage, but instead seek to “instil fear, misunderstanding, and prejudice”.

This is the view of Galway West Labour TD Derek Nolan, who has called many of the No posters “misleading and offensive” . He has also accused sections of the No campaign of being unable to “have a mature and respectful debate” on the question of gay marriage.

Last week, No posters bearing the legend ‘Children deserve a mother and father’ accompanied by a picture of a mother and father kissing a baby, as well as posters of a child headlined with the caption ‘Surrogacy?’ were erected throughout Galway city.


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