Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Opposition to civil partnership bill

Opposition to the Irish Governments plans to introduce civil partnerships legislation is growing. In the interest of protecting the constitutional position of the family based on marriage and the protection of democratic principles it is essential for members of the public to express their views before it is too late.

Readers of my blog in Ireland may like to know that it is not too late to let their politicians know their views in relation to the measure known as the ‘Civil Partnership Bill 2009’. I have written about this obnoxious and destructive Bill on a number of occasions (17 Oct 2009, 24 October 2009, 19 December 2009, 13 March 2010).

It is reported that the Bill will shortly be placed before the Select Committee on Justice, Equality and Defence and Women’s Rights for discussion, and I understand that individual citizens may write to: Deputy Brendan Kenneally, Chairman, Joint/Select Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women’s Rights, Houses of the Oireachtas, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, setting out (politely, of course!) their objections to the content of the Bill. It is advisable, also, to send a copy of all submissions to Mr. Alan Guidon, Clerk to the Committee, at the same address.