15-year-old Darragh Tibbs from Northern Ireland has made an impassioned video asking his local politician why his gay parents can’t get married.
Darragh said he didn’t get a response to a letter he sent to his local Legislative Assembly member Gordon Dunne, so he uploaded the video to his YouTube channel addressing him.
“I am 15 years old and a constituent of yours. I live just around the corner from your office. You voted no in the Marriage Equality vote of last year. I want to know why,” Darragh said.
“I am the child of a same-sex relationship and I can see absolutely no reason why my brother and I should be denied a secure family set-up.
“It seems perfectly reasonable to me that my parents; who have been in a stable relationship for twenty one years, who have two sons, should be supported by their own government. What gives you the right to take from my brother and me the right for legal protection for our family?”
Marriage equality is legal in England, Wales and Scotland, but remains illegal in Northern Ireland.
Watch Darragh’s plea below: