Crossing the Threshold

The Story of the Marriage Equality Movement

Edited by: Grainne Healy, Orla Howard

Contributions by: Ailbhe Smyth

'Crossing the Threshold' is the official history of the role played by the Marriage Equality organisation in leading the way for the successful passage of same-sex marriage in Ireland. Featuring contributions from lead campaigners, these personal perspectives will inspire anyone with an interest in campaigning for social justice, anyone who volunteered, marched, or canvased, or who wished to know how the drive for marriage equality played out. Leading figures-including Katherine Zappone, Ann Louise Gilligan, Grainne Healy, Brian Sheehan, and Niall Crowley-broach everything from fundraising and political strategic support to personal efforts and sacrifices, giving a full understanding of the multi-faceted undertaking of running a campaign that continues as a shining example of what it means to strive for a socially progressive Ireland. 'Crossing the Threshold' is the swansong of all those involved-an insightful confirmation of everything that has been achieved. Hear the voices of the campaigners and examine the details of the strategies adopted that changed Irish hearts and minds to say 'Yes' to equality in the Marriage Referendum 2015. [Subject: Marriage Equality, LGBT Rights, Politics, Irish Studies]

Publication Date: 5/26/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781785371165