Rather than listing all the rights of a civil partner, it specified that all the rights of marriage would apply to anyone in a civil partnership. Retrieved 31 March Norris said he had done substantial research in order to achieve consensus on a moderate bill which took on board stated reservations.
One of the couples involved in the litigation who were granted anonymity said they would appeal the ruling.
Legal status of same-sex unions. Archived from the original on 27 February In Marchthe Department of Justice and Equality published the general scheme of a new marriage bill. Retrieved 31 March Main article: Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland. Plans to make lesbian activity illegal defeated.
In Decemberthe High Court held in Zappone v. Lord Alli becomes first openly gay Lord. Under the Marriage Northern Ireland Orderan officiant shall not solemnise a religious marriage "except in accordance with a form of ceremony which is recognised by the religious body of which he is a member" and which "includes and is in no way inconsistent with" an appropriate declaration i.
London: Westminster Assembly.
Archived from the original PDF on 2 April Civil union. On 5 November , it was announced that a referendum to legalise same-sex marriage would be held in the first half of London: Savoy Assembly. Attorney General of Ireland. Brighton London Liverpool Leeds Manchester.