John O’Doherty, Director of The Rainbow Project, welcomed the news that Senator David Norris, a former academic with 25 years political experience, is leading the race for the Irish Presidency.

 ‘Senator Norris played a major role, along with Mary McAleese and Mary Robinson, in spearheading the campaign for the decriminalisation of homosexuality which became law in 1993’. He added ‘The possible election of Mr Norris, a long term champion for equality, and the expected media attention, can only benefit the LGB and T communities and indeed all the people throughout Ireland’.

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