Marriage Equality North and South: The Journey After The Gathering

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Abstract

This chapter outlines the different trajectories in the development of human rights for LGBTQ+ people in Ireland and Northern Ireland, culminating in the 2015 Marriage Equality Referendum in the South. It considers how recent political developments in the North might help to move the gender equality agenda further ahead. In the absence of overseas voting rights, the Irish diaspora engaged itself in the Referendum, specifically through its activism in the Yes campaign employing social media such as Twitter and YouTube.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking the Irish Diaspora
Subtitle of host publicationAfter The Gathering
EditorsJohanne Devlin-Trew, Michael Pierse
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter5
Pages109-129
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-40784-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-40783-8
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    Mackle, D. (2018). Marriage Equality North and South: The Journey After The Gathering. In J. Devlin-Trew, & M. Pierse (Eds.), Rethinking the Irish Diaspora: After The Gathering (pp. 109-129). Palgrave Macmillan.