Pro-Marriage Posters Removed

Country: Ireland

Date of incident: May 1, 2015

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Political

Mothers and Fathers Matter, a group that urged people to vote “No” in May’s gay marriage referendum in Ireland, said there was a campaign of harassment and intimidation from those on the “Yes” side of the debate. Posters were torn and removed in Dublin and elsewhere at the beginning of May 2015. Pictures of this act have been celebrated as an "act of bravery" on social media.