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Civil Partnership Bill passes in Ireland

Resource type: Video

The Irish government has passed, with support so overwhelming that a vote was not required, all stages of the Civil Partnership Bill, giving new legal rights to non-marital couples.

Irish Justice Minister Dermot Ahern said “it was one of the most important human rights pieces of legislation the House had dealt with.”

Note: This video excerpt was originally broadcast on RTE One, Nine O’Clock News on 01 July 2010.

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Republic of Ireland


Civil Partnership Bill, marriage equality