City councillors ‘come out’ in support of gay marriage

The Mayor of Galway, Donal Lyons, along with fellow councillors in City Hall, gathered to show their support for the Yes Equality Campaign in the gay marriage referendum.

The event, where councillors held up posters and leaflets demonstrating their support for the Yes Equality Campaign. It follows the vote in favour, at last month’s meeting, by all 18 city councillors, of a motion calling for a Yes vote in next month’s referendum.

“Galway strives to be a city of equals,” said Mayor Donal Lyons, “a place where people are welcome for business, pleasure, and culture. We want to ensure all members of our community know they are equally valued and hope that Galway’s people will deliver a strong Yes vote in the referendum on May 22.”

More than 60 indigenous Galway city centre businesses have also joined the campaign, including MacCambridge’s, Cobwebs, and Tempo Antiques, signing up to be part of Yes Equality Galway’s ‘Equality City’.

The Yes Equality Campaign is a civil society group comprising the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, GLEN, and Marriage Equality. It has no access to funds other than those generated through events and public donations at


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