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.