BREAKING: Minister Shatter makes commitment to children of same-sex couples
This just in from GLEN:
Opening the European Gay Policing Conference in Dublin Castle this morning, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter acknowledged the lack of legislation to recognise and support children in LGBT headed families, and committed to bring forward legislation.
The Minister stated:
Our Civil Partnership legislation enacted in 2010 provides for the civil union of same-sex couples and confers on them most of the rights and obligations of civil marriage. It did not address issues relating to the children of civil partners and I hope, in the not too distant future, to publish legislation addressing this omission.
The full speech is available here.
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