Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been called on to declare his support for marriage for lesbian and gay couples.
“I think same-sex couples should be able to get married” – these ten simple words spoken by US President Barack Obama last Wednesday have reverberated around the world and provided a watershed moment in the evolution of civil rights for lesbians and gay men.
As Church of Ireland members, who are lesbian, gay or bisexual, we were not consulted as the Bishop of Down and Dromore and Archbishop of Dublin drafted the resolutions on sexuality before General Synod this week..
The virulent opposition to same-sex marriage, when one strips away all of the extraneous religious ideology, is, at its core, a battle to protect the last bastion of legitimised discrimination.
Fine Gael has approved a motion calling on the Government to prioritise consideration of same-sex marriage.
Same-sex marriage has the backing of three out of four Irish people, a survey has revealed.
Campaign group LGBT Noise today gathered in Dublin to call on the Government to grant civil marriages to all in Ireland regardless of sexual orientation.
The Taoiseach is promising Constitutional issues, such as gay marriage and the way the President is elected, will be dealt with next year.
A Malaysian student who reportedly had a civil partnership with an Irishman has been caught up in a political storm of controversy in his home country.
Same-sex marriages from New York are to be recognised as Irish civil partnerships, following an order today from Justice Minister Alan Shatter.
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