Taoiseach: I will take part in same-sex marriage debates

Taoiseach: I will take part in same-sex marriage debates

It has been confirmed that Enda Kenny will take part in public debates in the referendum on same-sex marriage.

The Taoiseach says he is fully committed to the cause and will take part in debates to argue for a Yes vote.

A referendum on the subject is set to be held in the early May, alongside a Dáil by-election and another vote on lowering the age of eligibility.

The Taoiseach says he is personally in favour of the idea, saying that the image of him as a conservative is wrong.

"Perception is not often reality," he said.

"I've made it clear to Deputy Buttimer, who is the chair of the group here in Fine Gael, that I will be very happy to campaign for a Yes vote when the referendum is held in the month of May."

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