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Ireland’s Dáil passes civil partnerships

Timothy Kincaid

July 1st, 2010

green = marriage; red = other recognition

From IrishTimes

The Bill recognising the civil partnership of same-sex couples passed all stages in the Dáil tonight without a vote.

Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern said the Civil Partnership Bill would put in place a legal regime that reflected the many forms of relationships in modern Irish society.

The bill is far from perfect. It does not provide protection for children, and does not provide full marriage recognition. But as of the implementation of this bill gay couples will have greatly increased rights, privileges and responsibilities for each other.

Congratulations!

UPDATE: This was not the final step. The legislation will now go to be ratified by the Seanad, the upper chamber.

We’ll keep you updated.

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hall
July 1st, 2010 | LINK

This bill still has to be voted on in the Seanad.

Timothy Kincaid
July 1st, 2010 | LINK

Thanks, hall. I’ve corrected it.

Tony
July 1st, 2010 | LINK

The Seanad doesn’t matter. They don’t have the power to stop the bill. All they can do is delay it.

Rob
July 1st, 2010 | LINK

And Italy is still the sick man of Europe.

MJC
July 2nd, 2010 | LINK

ANOTHER great day to be Irish!

Paul
July 11th, 2010 | LINK

The Seanad (Senate) passed the bill 48 in favour votes to 4 against.

John in the Bay Area
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

The Irish Times reports today that 2/3 of the Irish population are in favor of gay marriage. Quite a change back in the old country.

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