Saturday, 9 May 2009

Tatchell Criticism of Irish Civil Partnerships

Now here is a very interesting story from Pink News. They report that human rights activist, Peter Tatchell has criticised the move to introduce civil partnerships in Ireland, arguing that they should introduce marriage. Tatchell reportedly said:

“Civil partnerships will reinforce the ban on same-sex marriage and thereby reinforce discrimination. They will extend discrimination by denying heterosexual couples the right to have a civil partnership. This is not equality.

“Civil partnerships are not good enough. They are second best. Same-sex couples deserve the same legal rights as heterosexual couples. Creating one law for gays and another for straights is a retrograde, divisive step."

Read the full story here.

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