Gilmore: Gay marriage 'the civil rights issue of this generation'

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said the time has come for a move on gay marriage in Ireland.

Speaking as the Dublin Gay Pride festival takes place, Eamon Gilmore said the issue of same-sex marriage was to be included for consideration by the Constitutional Convention.

Deputy Gilmore said he believed in gay marriage and that the right of gay couples to marry was "the civil rights issue of this generation".

He also said that if the Labour party is serious about building a new progressive society, it must resolve the issue of gay marriage.

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