Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Togs on for the august Marriages !



The first same sex marriages in Ireland could take place as soon as August, earlier than originally thought. 
The Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said she is conscious that people want to marry as soon as possible and she is working to make that happen. 
Frances Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald promised that the necessary legislation will be enacted by the end of July. 
However, she is to allow the 90-day notification of intent of a civil partnership to be converted to a notification of marriage. 
This means anyone planning a civil partnership from August can instead get married.
“My intention is to seek Government approval for the Marriage Bill 2015 in June with the aim of introducing the Bill into the Oireachtas immediately thereafter so that the legislation can be enacted before the summer recess,” said Minster Fitzgerald.

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  1. I must say I am impressed with how quickly things are moving forward Heron. Also, can I just say what a lovely face
    Frances Fitzgerald has.

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    1. Thank you for the comment Anne and yes Frances does have a kindly face the only pity is she is ( to my mind) in the wrong party :)

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  2. The Irish have done a really good thing and are a really good example for the rest of the world...

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    1. Thank you!
      Your appreciation and understanding is most welcome.

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  3. That's such great news! I'm eagerly awaiting the day when the USA can follow Ireland's example.

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    1. Jennifer, thank you, thank you !
      It's not often for Ireland to be ahead of the USA :)

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  4. Great news Mel! The legislation has been very well considered too. An example!

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    1. Thank you Val. I think that a great burden has been lifted off a lot of people, which will allow many others to be open about their life.

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  5. The problem today is that too many people want to interfere in the lives of others. If it has no effect on you (not you personally, but people in general), perhaps you shouldn't be allowed to vote on it anyway.

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    1. Thanks Bill.
      To vote or not to vote in a referendum is a right too, also on the choice of the individual citizen on whether they agree with the proposal or not.
      Your suggestion: that you only get a vote if you are effected is neither practical
      or workable; Ireland is a Republic and therefore there is a need for all of it's citizens to take an active part in any changes to the Irish Constitution.
      Your perception on this is understandably limited because the UK is not a republic and nor does it have a constitution.

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