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Deloitte pledges its support to establishing marriage equality in Northern Ireland

11 September 2018

Deloitte is calling on decision-makers to say “I do” to marriage equality by publicly issuing a letter of support that will be co-signed by a number of Northern Ireland’s leading employers. Northern Ireland is currently the only UK region where same-sex marriages are not recognised legally.

Jackie Henry, Office Senior Partner at Deloitte in Northern Ireland, said: “We are proud of our commitment to an inclusive work environment, where all of our employees can bring their whole selves to work. Deloitte strives to attract, develop and advance the best and brightest talent.

“We believe our stance on marriage equality makes us more unified as a firm and that supporting this campaign is the right thing to do for our clients, our people, our communities, and society as a whole.”

David Sproul, Senior Partner and Chief Executive of Deloitte UK and North West Europe, added: “Things still aren't always easy for LGBT+ people in the UK and across the world. That's why it's so important to take a stand on a cause like this, which genuinely impacts on the lives of many of our colleagues in Northern Ireland.

“We must provide an inclusive work environment that promotes the development and well-being of all of our people while sending a clear signal to the rest of the world about the type of environment we want to work in.”


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