Marriage Equality North and South: The Journey After The Gathering

  • Danielle Mackle
Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danielle Mackle
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  1. 1.Research AssociateUlster UniversityBelfastNorthern Ireland

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