Daniel J O’Donnell led the fight for same-sex marriage in New York, first introducing the Marriage Equality bill to the Assembly in 2007, then again – twice – in 2009, before the law finally passed both the Assembly and Senate in June 2011. Same-sex marriage was declared law across the United States on 26 June, 2015, when the Supreme Court ruled that State bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional.
Daniel J O’Donnell said: “We came through the same battles for marriage equality in the United States which Northern Ireland now faces. And just as sure as we succeeded, I know the success of equality campaigners in Northern Ireland is inevitable.
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