Same-sex couples call for marriage quality
On 22 August 2010 more than 3000 people took part in a demonstration in Dublin. They demonstrated to highlight shortcomings in the new civil partnership legislation compared to full marriage equality. The Irish campaign group LGBT Noise organised the demonstration.
LGBT Noise and the demonstrators called for full marriage equality after Mary McAleese, President of the Republic of Ireland, signed a bill on civil partnership for same-sex partners into law on the 19 July 2010. This step for partnership recognition for same-sex couples has been argued and criticized by groups such as LGBT Noise and Marriage Equality. They believe that the new legislation is not enough as there is still are a number of benefits and rights that have not been included compared to marriage.