In a statement from PCS Proud, Secretary Ste Heyward said “The people of Ireland have spoken and want marriage equality for the LGBT community. Many campaigners were not necessarily members of the LGBT community but they know the importance of equality in society. I am extremely pleased with the result so far and congratulate each and every campaigner who spoke out with support for LGBT rights.”
Be sure to ask candidates to support our LGBT Charter when they ask for your vote during this general election.
The PCS Proud LGBT Charter calls for a basic set of principles that promotes equality in work, at home and in wider social policy.
The following text is suggested.
Dear <Candidate Name>
I am writing to you to ask that you support the PCS Proud LGBT Charter. PCS is, as you will probably know, the largest Civil Service union in the UK.
Members at the PCS Proud annual general meeting, called for a campaign to promote equality in the workplace, at home and in wider social policy.
I am asking you, as a candidate standing for election, to support the LGBT Charter and strive to ensure that the principles of equality, freedom and justice are upheld. Throughout the election campaign and in Government, if you’re elected.
To show your support I ask you to go to www.pcsproud.org.uk/charter and pledge your support.