In advance of the fifth vote on marriage equality, Love Equality ran a campaign encouraging supporters of marriage equality across Northern Ireland to contact their MLAs and urge them to vote YES!
A contact system hosted by Amnesty International allowed constituents to contact their local MLAs and thousands of people got involved. More than 20,000 emails were sent to local MLAs with some MLAs reporting to Love Equality that it was the most contact they have had on any issue.
The results of this campaign speak for themselves. For the first time, on the fifth time, a majority of MLAs voted in support of marriage equality. Unfortunately due to the petition of concern function the motion was blocked.