Equality for Children
Equality for Children is a campaign that was started in October 2019 after a group of LGBT+ parents decided that they wouldn't sit idly by and watch as their children were discriminated against. The mission is simple:
"To fight for legal protection for all
children of LGBT+ families in Ireland."
MYTHS & FACTS
In 2015, Ireland voted for marriage equality for LGBT+ families. You may have seen headlines over the last while claiming that new laws will soon be in place to guarantee equal rights to same sex parents. However this is not true. While these new laws have indeed come in, they only apply to those who meet certain criteria.
Only female couples who have used an Irish clinic to conceive with an identifiable donor (and those children must be born in the Irish State) are covered and are allowed to both be registered as parents to their children.
While this is fantastic news for those who meet the criteria, it also means that everybody else is left behind. That means if you are LGBT+ and have conceived your children in any other way than what the politicians have decided is acceptable, then you are to be excluded from this law and will not have your family recognised.
HOW TO HELP
There are many ways in which you can help us bring full equality to all children of LGBT+ Families in Ireland.
You can do something as small as sharing a post on social media to raise awareness or even better still, you can join our campaign.
Check out our dedicated website here where you can learn more, get involved and help us in the fight for true equality.