Irish Civil
Partnership Legislation Proposed

The Gay and
Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) has put its support behind
civil partnership legislation published by the Irish
government Tuesday.

If passed, the
legislation would be the first time lesbian and gay
relationships are recognized, supported, and protected in
Irish law.

Civil
partnerships are already legal in Northern Ireland under
United Kingdom legislation.

GLEN predicts the
bill’s fate will be decided by fall.

The Irish
government has ruled out the legality of gay marriage,
claiming that it would require a change to the
country's constitutional vow to protect marriage based
around family. (The Advocate)

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