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# Same-Sex Couples

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Cabinet agrees to publish bill on regulation of reproductive healthcare
An Assisted Human Reproduction watchdog is to be set up under the new bill.
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# Birth Cert
'If something happens to me, my wife would have no rights to her own daughter': Families criticise government for law delay
Under the current system labels of ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ exist on birth certificates.
# Parenting
Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law
The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.
# ministers and elders
Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples
Over 200 ministers and elders of the Church signed a letter outlining their feelings over decisions made at its 2018 General Assembly.
# Northern Ireland
Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against allowing gay couples to be full members
The policy also prevents the children of same-sex couples from being baptised in the church.
# Same-Sex Couples
Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video
The welcome was was removed from a video supporting the World Meeting of Families.
# marriage ref
Conservative senator Jim Walsh resigns from Fianna Fáil parliamentary party
He does not agree with certain aspects of new family law.
Column: Every love story deserves a 'happily ever after'
Ultimately, the love and commitment that same sex couples bring to marriage can only serve to strengthen the institution, writes Kirsten Fjoser.
# Adoption
European court rules woman can adopt lesbian partner's child
The landmark ECtHR ruling found that a person cannot be forced to give up their child before an adoption by someone of the same sex.
# Same-Sex Couples
New figures show every county in Ireland has hosted civil partnership ceremony
Data shows that 862 couples have entered civil partnerships in the 17 months since they were first permitted in Ireland.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…