Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Irish gay couples to get "separate but equal" rights, real soon now - Ahern

Do we thank the Greens for this? It will be interesting to see how the votes in the Dail go, and how soon the bill is introduced, especially since the FF-PD government refused to assent to Labour's "half-a-marriage bill" last year. There's probably enough votes to pass civil unions as a government bill, but the telegraph wires between Rome and the Nuncio in Dublin must be red hot and a "belt of the crozier" can't be ruled out.

An improvement in the status of LGBT citizens in Ireland can't come too soon, it seems.
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