Marriage Equality Campaign

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IMPACT is to campaign for a ‘yes’ vote in the future referendum on marriage equality after delegates at the union’s biennial delegate conference unanimously endorsed the position in May. The motion was put to conference by Sinead Costello on behalf of the Sligo branch.

“The state is effectively saying it does not value, respect or acknowledge the status of same-sex couples in the same way as heterosexual couples. Opinion polls tell us that the vast majority of the public believe in marriage equality for gay people. This is an issue for IMPACT members whether gay or straight” – Sinead Costello, Sligo branch.

The union’s vice president Pat Fallon said the union would work with other civil society groups on the issue: “Same sex marriage is a trade union issue. IMPACT is against oppression and discrimination,” he said.




Campaign News

Love and Pride

Join IMPACT and other unions at the launch of the campaign ‘Trade unionists for civil marriage equality’ in Liberty Hall, on February 13th 2015, at 6pm. It will be an interesting and fun event, and the more people who can come along to show support the better.

Marriage Equality referendum – readers’ poll

In this special poll, we’re asking readers of the IMPACT ebulletin how you intend to vote in the referendum. Taking part in the poll is anonymous and is hosted via the Survey Monkey website.

IMPACT supports March for Marriage

August 19, 2014
IMPACT trade union is supporting this Saturday’s March for Marriage event in support of a ‘yes’ vote in next year’s marriage equality referendum. The march sets off from Dublin’s City Hall (Dame Street, Dublin 2) at 3pm and will go to the Department of Justice in Saint Stephen’s Green. 

IMPACT proud to back Pride

June 20, 2014
IMPACT members will again be gathering for this year’s Dublin Pride event on Saturday 28th June. It’s expected that even more IMPACT members will take part this year, after the union’s Dublin City branch put out the call to members who want to take part.

Celebrating international day against homophobia and transphobia

May 16, 2014
In the 25 years since then we have seen remarkable progress in achieving full equality for LGBT people in Ireland with decriminalisation in 1993, the Unfair Dismissals Act in 1993, strong equality legislation in 1998, Civil Partnerships in 2011, the Gender Recognition Bill in 2013 and strong public and political support for the proposed civil