- 2016 National LGBT Conference
- 28 July 2016
Conference notes that Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom and the Island of Ireland where same sex couples are not able to access civil marriage. This is despite the most recent Assembly vote where the majority of Members of the Legislative Assembly supported it as well as a Mori poll indicating that 70% of the population would not oppose it. We believe that this discrimination must end. UNISON Northern Ireland is involved with the Love Equality campaign through the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Conference asks that UNISON LGBT national committee offer support to the campaign in whatever way is deemed most appropriate.