Friday, March 01, 2013

Constitution Convention Seeking Submissions on Same Sex Marriage in Advance of Next Meeting

The Chairperson of the Constitutional Convention, Mr Tom Arnold, has today urged people to submit any suggestions, proposals or comments they have regarding the issue of same sex marriage ahead of the Convention’s examination of the issue at its next meeting on the 13th April.

Tom Arnold said:
“One of the central principles of the Convention is that it is a citizens' forum, so I am calling for people to engage with the Convention by making their views known on what is a very important subject for many in Irish society today.

We are keen that the Conventions deliberations and subsequent decisions are properly informed. Therefore, we want to hear from all sides of the debate regarding the proposal to make a constitutional provision for same-sex marriage.

I am strongly encouraging organisations, citizens and the diaspora to make their voices heard.�€

Submissions, proposals and comments must be received by 19th March, 2013. To make a submission or to find out additional details on the Conventions work go to www.constitution.ie

The meetings of the Convention will be broadcast live on line.

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