Photos from the March for Marriage Equality Dublin Aug 2014

Thousands of people took part in the LGBT Noise March for Marraige Equality in Dublin Aug 24th and I went along to photograph the demonstration.  It is expected that the governemnt will bring in a referendum on the issue some time in the next couple of years.

 

The WSM postion on the Marriage equality struggle is as follows
In the context of existing social structures, the WSM believes that LGBT people should have exactly the same partnership and shared custody rights as heterosexuals including the right to civil marriage. To this end, the organisation is opposed to civil partnership as inadequate. The organisation sees civil partnership as another example of institutional discriminatory legislation.

However, we see the expansion of civil marriage to include same-sex couples as ultimately insufficient as a goal for the queer or anarchist movements. We recognise the historical origins of marriage in patriarchy and sexual repression. Moreover we see the existence of an institutionalised normative form of relationship as inherently exclusionary to those whose sexuality doesn’t fit with that standard, and instead call for a society which is inclusive of all "forms of free and consensual sexual expression.

My photo Album from the March for Equality is on the WSM Facebook page

WORDS Andrew Flood (Follow Andrew on Twitter )

 

  


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