Retrieved 1 July Namespaces Article Talk. The Act amended a number of laws where rights are already available to opposite-sex cohabitants in order to make such rights available to same-sex cohabitants.
Archived from the original on 5 June Download as PDF Printable version. Discrimination made illegal. Archived from the original PDF on 17 October Recognition of foreign marriage for parental rights Same sex couples can live together, but no legal obligation for them Offer "partnership certificates", which provide some tools such as hospital visitation rights but do not offer any legal recognition Limited to spouses of foreign diplomatic officials.
In MarchBaron Hayward introduced an amendment to an unrelated government bill, which if accepted would have extended same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland. By Caroline Lucas MP. Archived from the original on 4 March
Status of same-sex unions around the world. Legal status. Attorney General Norris v. Planning reform must protect green spaces, not give a blank cheque to developers. Pride events. No actual cases to date. Despite the recent return of power-sharing at Stormontthat deadline was missed. On 16 Septemberfollowing the High Court's rejection of the legal challenge contesting the validity of the referendum result,  Fitzgerald brought a same-sex marriage bill before cabinet.
The group facilitated a conference on the topic in May , as input to its reports which was attended by experts from other countries which have introduced civil unions and same-sex marriage. From however, Irish media increasingly covered international developments in the same-sex partnerships issue.
Marriage Relationships Equality Amendment Bill Year Status Lapsed Government Prime Minister Coalition John Howard Parties with a conscience vote None Bill type Private senator Description The Bill sought to amend the Marriage Act Cth to remove discriminatory references based on sexual orientation and gender identity; and allow marriage regardless of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.