Posts Tagged ‘ civil partnership ’



Concerns raised over broadcasting ruling & public debate

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The Gay & Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) says a decision issued by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) raises concerns about open public debate in Ireland




Gay Couple to take legal action over gay marriage

Jan 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

With the first same-sex weddings in England and Wales due to take place from 29 March it should be a time of celebration for all same-sex couples and all under the LGBT rainbow. Unfortunately this is not the case as same-sex couples who are already in a civil partnership have been met with inequality yet again.




I do, or I would if I could

Jan 10th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Sadie is getting married, well she hopes she is. Planning a wedding is stressful enough without worrying about the voting tendencies of an entire country.




Civil Success

Oct 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Over two thousand people have entered civil partnership since they first became available in April 2011 up to the end of June 2013.




Waiting for same sex marriage

Feb 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

At twenty years of age, marriage isn’t a huge concern for me right now. My lack of caring is only augmented by the fact that I am agnostic and bisexual – both of which make not thinking about the inevitability in Ireland of a church wedding (should I marry a man) is a preferable state of being.




Polish government rejects civil partnership (again)

Jan 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Even though we tell ourselves that the world is making progress sometimes LGBT rights can seem like one step forward, one step sideways and the occasionally leap backwards. I feel this particularly about the legal situation of LGBT people in Poland. One of my favourite ‘I bet you’d never guess’ facts that I like to use from time to time is that Poland has never in its history criminalised homosexuality.




Táiniste calls for Referendum on Gay Marriage

Nov 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

This morning, on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore stated that “the issue of gay marriage is a human rights issue”, that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry and that he would like to see a referendum on same-sex marriage “as soon as possible”. Is that a good thing? Is it even needed?




At the Enda my rope

Jul 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

I am about to go on a rant. Feel free to head off to the Alainn or Appalling section and enjoy your Monday. I am angry. Ok, so I didn’t vote for him, but who the hell does Enda Kenny think he is?




BREAKING: Tánaiste makes historic statement on marriage equality

Jul 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Hot on the heels of Minister Shatter’s statement on Thursday, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore made a historic statement this afternoon, calling marriage equality “the civil rights issue of this generation, and, in my opinion, its time has come”. Listen and read to the speech here.




BREAKING: Minister Shatter makes commitment to children of same-sex couples

Jun 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

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.




Zappone & Gilligan launch fresh legal challenge for equality

Jun 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Senator Katherine Zappone and Dr. Ann Louise Gilligan, who were lawfully married in the Canadian jurisdiction, will be issuing a fresh legal challenge in their fight to be married under Irish law. The new challenge will test the provisions of the Civil Registration Act 2004, and Civil Partnership Act 2010, which prohibit marriage for same-sex couples.




Four years of fighting for love and equality

Feb 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Today – Valentine’s Day – Marriage Equality celebrates its fourth birthday. The aim of Marriage Equality’s work is to draw attention to the ongoing inequalities and legal difficulties faced by same-sex couples and their families despite the progress made with the civil partnership scheme.




Finance Bill includes provisions for civil partners

Feb 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Yesterday the government introduced the Finance Bill 2012. The proposed legislation will be discussed today in the Dáil. “So far, so boring,” I hear you say. Well, yes. But, in amongst the latest raft of measures implementing economic shock doctrine in Ireland, there are provisions which affect civil partners.




Teachers and civil partnership or marriage

Feb 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Noticeboard

  Aoife Neary, a secondary school teacher and Doctoral researcher at the University of Limerick, has been in contact regarding her current research – and you can get involved!     What is this research about? The experiences of lesbian and gay teachers who are considering, planning or have had a civil partnership or civil […]




LGBT milestones of 2011

Jan 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

2011 has been celebrated as a great year for the LGBT community. Of course, as long as severe inequality persists, it’s difficult to wholeheartedly agree that it was a great year. All the same, 2011 has certainly upheld that crucial message; that it gets better. So, grab a cup o’ kindness and we’ll run through some of the achievements of the LGBT movement in 2011.




I, like, like that you like this: Your fave Facebook links of 2011

Dec 31st, 2011 | By | Category: This and That

Here are some of the most popular non-Gaelick links from our Facebook page this year. Lovely!




BLT Sandwich (25-27 Nov)

Nov 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Out on the Town

This is one busy weekend around the country, including the Gay Prom, festive highlights, the return of Bitches Be Crazy, regular youth group meetings, and the start of 16 Days. Clear the diaries, folks!

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