Irish politician forms new party that won’t support same-sex marriage
An Irish politician has unveiled a new political party – that won’t back same-sex marriage.
Irish TD Lucinda Creighton – who previously served as a Minister of State for Fine Gael – lost the party whip after rebelling during an abortion vote.
Fine Gael previously had to distance itself from Ms Creighton after she insisted marriage was between a man and a woman and attacked same-sex adoption.
Today, she announced plans for an entirely new political party, which will become the only party in Ireland not to support same-sex marriage.
Ms Creighton called for a “reboot” of Irish politics, and pledged that the #RebootIreland party – which is yet to pick a name – would run candidates in every constituency.
All the existing parties in the Dáil have backed same-sex marriage – but Ms Creighton told RTE that her party would hold no position on the issue.
However, she claimed that she would “probably” now vote in favour herself – despite previously vocally opposing the measure and same-sex adoption.
Launching the party, Ms Creighton said: “I am here because I believe Irish people deserve a genuine choice at the next election,” Creighton said. “It is my intention to provide that choice.
“Since last April I have been working with an ever-expanding group of highly motivated professional volunteers so that we can radically change how we run this country.”
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