Friday, 20 December 2013

Mayoral first for NI Mixed Marriage Association

I achieved another Mayoral first by providing first reception for NI Mixed Marriage Association (NIMMA) at a Council Civic Building throughout their 40 year history. 

NIMMA aim is "Supporting couples who are united in love across traditional Christian divisions and promoting acceptance of these relationships within Northern Ireland society"

As a product of a Mixed Marriage I am acutely aware of the challenges faced by Mixed Marriage couples especially in relation to desire for shared housing and the right for the parents and children to be treated as individuals rather than pigeon holed by government systems.

I was therefore delighted to host representatives from the organisation at the Town Hall, Bangor a few weeks ago to listen to current concerns, follow up on issues requiring action and to commend them for their fantastic work.

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