With only two weeks to go to the Irish Marriage Equality referendum, the team here at The Undergraduate Awards wanted to do something to show our support. We will be voting Yes on May 22nd. We support Ireland in becoming a more equal society and we believe that everyone in Ireland should have the same rights no matter who you love.
The UA team will help make history by voting Yes in this referendum and improving the lives and mental health of all LGBT people in Ireland. We want to make Ireland a more equal place for our LGBT friends and loved ones.
The Undergraduate Awards has signed up to Business for Yes Equality.
Our companies are committed to ensuring equality in the workplace. Ensuring our lesbian and gay employees are not discriminated against in wider Irish society helps us achieve this goal. Civil marriage equality will send a very clear signal to our employees and customers that Ireland is committed to equality and diversity.
All our closest European countries have civil marriage equality. The introduction of civil marriage equality here will help Ireland retain our lesbian and gay employees and their skills.
Ireland has a strong reputation for openness, inclusion and diversity across the world. Civil marriage equality will protect our reputation and enhance our ability to attract diverse international business and talent.
Enabling loving, committed couples to be civilly married, regardless of their sexual orientation will contribute to a stronger economy and a better Ireland.
Owen, Grace and Nuala from The UA team have been canvassing and campaigning over the last few weeks, taking to the streets of Dublin City and Co. Mayo to talk to our neighbours, friends, family and fellow towns folk. Owen will join the Yes Equality bus which is touring Ireland over the next two weeks. Take a look at the Yes Equality campaign bus departing from Dublin last week, including a quick interview with our lovely photographer, Aifric (Thanks Aifric, we look amazing!) Yes Equality Bus.
Google, one of our corporate sponsors has released a video today on supporting marriage equality.
For more information on the upcoming referendum Check out the following sites:
If on May 22nd we mobilise like we have done in the run up to this referendum and vote for equality for all in the polls, then we will be able to enjoy and celebrate a more inclusive Ireland together. We hope to see you for celebrations on May 23rd!