The bill was signed into law by President Michael D. However, it specifically defined the dissolution process and the process for recognising foreign civil partnerships. The following entry focuses primarily on the same-sex civil partnership aspect of the Act, as opposed to the cohabitation aspect. This revision, which might require a referendum, should include a right to marry irrespective of sexual orientation. Retrieved 18 November
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Similar to the Norris bill in its provisions, this bill defined a civil union as providing all the rights and duties as defined for marriage,  but specifically limited civil unions to same-sex couples. Convention on the Constitution. Initially to report by March the group presented its report to the Government in November The Marriage Bill passed all stages of the legislative process in the Oireachtas on 22 October Archived from the original on 21 June In a statement sent to TheJournal.
These were to give legal recognition to same-sex couples, to provide equality with married couples in the areas of adoption, inheritance and taxation to eliminate discrimination. Legal recognition of partnership rights and addressing inequalities in family law are a strategic objective of the ICCL for — Who frigged himself into a fountain, Fifteen times had he spent. It also provided for adoption by couples in such unions. Retrieved 2 October Archived from the original PDF on 10 March