May 2015 - Irish Marriage Referendum

28 May 2015 by Pure Radio

On Friday Ireland voted on the issue of marriage equality.

A referendum was required because the country’s constitution defines marriage, and to prevent legal challenges to same-sex marriages they wanted to tweak the wording – so to change the constitution requires the say of the people.

They had weeks of debates on television and radio, not to mention on the streets – where there were also posters for both sides of the campaign.

Emotions were running high by the day of the referendum. Under the Rainbow spoke to a few people in Dublin’s LGBT community.

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Dec 2013 - Rainbow Awards - Vote for Event

5 December 2013 by Pure Radio

What were your highlights of the year? Under the Rainbow will be presenting an awards show in January, to celebrate the best of the LGBT community during 2013.

We would like you to have your say, by voting for the winners.

You can vote for your event of the year.

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Jul 2013 - Marriage Act for Same Sex Couples

18 July 2013 by Pure Radio

Yesterday the Queen signed the Marriage Bill for Same-Sex Couples into law.

Gay and lesbian partners are expected to be able to wed from next summer.

The bill also means that people undergoing gender reassignment will no longer need to dissolve an existing marriage.

Under the Rainbow spoke to Andrew Gilliver from the Lesbian and Gay Foundation.

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Jan 2013 - Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill

31 January 2013 by Pure Radio

On Friday the government published their proposed Marriage Bill for Same-Sex Couples.

If passed, it will allow gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. It would also remove the need for trans people to dissolve an existing marriage when they transition.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Andrew Gilliver from the Lesbian and Gay Foundation. He’s encouraging people to contact their MPs on this issue.

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Jan 2013 - Love Equal Marriage

3 January 2013 by Pure Radio

Love Equal Marriage is the new campaign from the Lesbian and Gay Foundation.

It is aiming to encourage the government to implement a change in the law to allow marriage equality.

Sarah McNally from the LGF has been telling Under the Rainbow about it.

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