James Kelly: ‘I don’t want to live in a country where I am considered less than equal and less of a person than my friends and siblings, in the eyes of the law, and the eyes of the public.’

When I lived in New York four years ago I was lucky enough to have been in Manhattan the day marriage equality was passed. The outpouring of pure happ(...)

Kathleen Lynch: said politicians ‘cannot be expected to carry the argument on their own’ when it comes to the marriage equality referendum. Photograph: Alan Betson

Campaigners for equal marriage rights in the forthcoming referendum should not rely solely on political parties, but should mobilise other groups in (...)