Hopes for draft law before Christmas on giving gay parents equal rights

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Google+ The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter says he hopes to have draft legislation before the Dáil by Christmas to look at giving gay parents equal rights in relation to children.Currently there are no laws in Ireland which grant same sex parents the same rights as a married or heterosexual couple.The government yesterday committed to holding a referendum on gay marriage in 2015, while Alan Shatter has now committed to dealing with the issue of family law for gay parents.Minister Shatter says the issue has be addressed in the best interests of children.”What I briefed Cabinet on yesterday was the general provisions which we’re going to include in a Family Relationship and Children’s Bill – which I hope will be brought in a draft Bill before Cabinet before Christmas” he said.”These are areas that need to be addressed in the best interests of children; and also to ensure that parents have equal rights and responsibilities with regard to the children that they’re caring for” eh added. WhatsApp Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter By News Highland – November 6, 2013 center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleOfficial review of adding flouride to drinking waterNext articleGardai identify mystery girl found in Dublin News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Hopes for draft law before Christmas on giving gay parents equal rights Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more