first_imgA Donegal TD has supported calls for a new Bank Holiday on May 23rd – the day Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote.Sinn Féin TD, Padriag Mac Lochlainn raised the subject in the Dáil earlier today after receiving a letter from a gay man who said a Bank Holiday could celebrate a day that will remind “future generations of the significance of not just our emancipation, but the equality of every citizen. Mac Lochlainn read, “In a hundred years time the 23rd of May will be seen not Ireland’s, but one of humanity’s proudest moments because it was a day when equality conquered fear.”“Perhaps May 23rd should become a bank holiday, and called equality day? To remind future generations of the significance of not just our emancipation, but the equality of every citizen.”So what’s your thoughts? Should we have a National holiday to celebrate the momentous and historic decision taken last May?I wouldn’t mind another day off. 😉 DONEGAL TD BACKS CALL FOR BANK HOLIDAY TO CELEBRATE HISTORIC SAME-SEX MARRIAGE REFERENDUM was last modified: September 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsPoliticslast_img