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# Marriage equality

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Consititution Convention wants your suggestions on same sex marriage
The convention is encouraging organisations, citizens and the disapora to “make their voices heard” before its next meeting.
Kerry County Council backs same-sex marriage
The move has been welcomed by rights groups across the country.
Kerry County Council to vote on same-sex marriage
The vote will be taken on Monday afternoon.
The 'principle of equal citizenship' should include same-sex marriage - Shatter
The 13 and 14 of April have been chosen as the dates during which same-sex marriage will be discussed as part of the Constitutional Convention.
Almost 1,000 civil partnerships in Ireland in 2012
Now almost 2,000 people have entered civil partnerships since they became available in Ireland in April 2011.
Chief Justice launches guide to rights for gay couples
The guidelines point out rights and obligations attached to civil partnerships and protection for cohabiting couples.
Britain to allow gay marriages in churches
However Prime Minister David Cameron insisted no faith group would be forced to hold the ceremonies.
Morgan Freeman narrates new marriage equality ad (VIDEO)
In the video for Human Rights Campaign, Freeman says “the journey has just begun”.
Complaint against Kevin Myers marriage rights article upheld
The column by Myers was printed in the Irish Independent on 14 March 2012. The news was welcomed by Marriage Equality and BeLonG To Youth Services.
Dublin City Council votes 'Yes' to marriage equality
Gay rights’ groups welcome the move as Dublin follows Cork in lending support to same-sex civil marriages.
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
Marriage Equality speaks out against Cardinal Brady comments
The organisation said the lack of legal recognition for children of gay and lesbian couples has a significant impact on the children’s lives.
In photos: Crowds March for Marriage in Dublin
Members of the public took the streets of Dublin to march in solidarity with the LGBT community and demand marriage for all citizens.
Column: For politicians, the gay marriage debate is a careful calculation
The stakes are high for elected representatives in picking a stance on same-sex marriage, writes Scott de Buitléir – and don’t they know it.
Column: Enda Kenny's silence on same-sex marriage is a rebuff to gay people
The move to civil marriage is not a massive leap – but it is a hugely important symbol, writes Kieran Rose.
Gay marriage: Cork city council passes landmark motion in support
Transport minister Leo Varadkar has also expressed cautious support for full marriage equality.
Gay marriage: Shatter joins Gilmore in support
The justice minister has become the second senior Cabinet member to show support for full marriage equality.
Eamon Gilmore: "The time has come on gay marriage"
“The right of gay couples to marry is, quite simply, the civil rights issue of this generation, and in my opinion, its time has come”
Department promises 'mopping up' measures to give tax equality to same-sex couples
The Department of Finance commits to making the final changes necessary to give equal treatment to same-sex partners.
Obama breaks silence with full support for gay marriage
He became the first US president to support full marriage equality, saying his daughters have friends whose parents are same-sex couples.
US vice-president Biden backs gay marriage
Joe Biden is the highest-ranking US politician to come out in support of equal marriage rights.
Top 10 stories that got you talking in 2011
Alternative medicine, the Gaza flotilla and same-sex marriages – these are the stories that sparked the most debate in 2011.
Column: Why should our love be valued less than anyone else’s?
Most people think same-sex couples should have full marriage equality – so what’s taking so long, asks Kirsten Fjoser.
Thousands to march for marriage equality in Dublin
Organisers have blasted presidential hopeful Gay Mitchell for his ‘homophobia’ and opposition to equality.
Ireland criticised over legislation and education on LGBT issues
A major report by the Council of Europe both praises and criticises Ireland on various discrimination and gender issues.
California judge to decide whether to uphold Prop 8 ruling by gay judge
Judge Vaughn Walker, who is in a same-sex relationship, overturned a ban on gay marriage last year. Now, a court will decide whether he was fit to make that decision.