Dublin Bus/CIÉ: Stop promoting LGBT "Pride" parade
The LGBT "Pride" parade, which occurred at the end of this past June, was heavily promoted by Dublin Bus - as the accompanying picture attests.
Also, according to the online site "Her", at the launch of the rainbow-festooned buses promoting the parade, Ray Coyne, Dublin Bus Chief Executive, is quoted as saying: "We are delighted to support another year of Dublin Pride. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion stems from our Equality and Diversity strategy that was first introduced in 2003...We are a diverse workforce serving a diverse community."
But, of course, Dublin Bus is part of the Córas Iompair Éireann Group, better known as CIÉ. And, CIÉ is a statutory body, owned by the Government of Ireland, and, therefore, ultimately, by the people of Ireland.
Legally-speaking, it is highly dubious as to whether publicly owned bodies may spend public monies to promote political causes. For, even if the same-sex "marriage" issue has been (at least, temporarily) settled by a referendum, surely, other issues around the LGBT political agenda (like, the hugely contentious issues of surrogacy and the teaching of LGBT-related subjects in schools) are still up for rigorous public debate.
As such, this petition asks CIÉ and Dublin Bus to cease and desist any current and, or, future support of the "Pride" parade, including the decoration of buses.
CIÉ and Dublin Bus cannot use its "Equality and Diversity strategy" as cover for promoting one cause (the LGBT agenda) disproportionately, to the way they promote other causes. What other annual event, for a small minority of workers/community members, receives such attention and, ultimately, taxpayer-funded support?
Please sign this petition, now! Thank you!
About Dublin Bus - https://www.dublinbus.ie/About-Us/
About Dublin Bus Equality and Diversity Strategy - https://www.dublinbus.ie/About-Us/Equality-Diversity-and-Non-Discrimination-Strategy/
About CIÉ - http://www.cie.ie/about-us
Article about the rainbow-coloured buses - https://www.her.ie/news/dublin-bus-celebrating-lgbtq-pride-amazing-gesture-351523
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As public bodies - Dublin Bus and CIÉ should not promote LGBT political aims