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#Gay Marriage

# gay-marriage - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Anti-gay marriage protesters rally in Paris

The rally was organised by conservative Catholic group Civitas and was marred by allegations of aggression towards women’s movement activists by some participants.

# gay-marriage - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Uruguay congress considers same-sex marriage law

The Latin American country is considering a new law to give same-sex couples all the same rights and responsibilities of heterosexual married couples.

# gay-marriage - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Tánaiste calls for referendum on same-sex marriage

Eamon Gilmore says he does not believe “we should postpone what is a human right.”

# gay-marriage - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Column: 'The culture war is over, and conservatives have lost'

Conservatives will win again, writes John McGuirk – but first they must stop allowing themselves to be seen as anti-women, anti-science and anti-rights.

# gay-marriage - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Poll finds two-thirds of Irish adults support gay marriage

A poll in today’s Sunday Times finds strong support for a change in the law that would allow for same-sex marriage with all legal entitlements.

# gay-marriage - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

McAleese's support for gay marriage welcomed

GLEN has “strongly welcomed” the comments the former Irish President made in an interview that will be screened tonight.

Mary McAleese: 'I'd love to say I saw the bust coming... but I didn't'

In an interview to be broadcast this evening, the former President also discusses gay marriage and discusses her attitude to church governance.

# gay-marriage - Monday 8 October, 2012

Two more councils pass motions supporting same-sex marriage

Fingal Couunty Council and Waterford City became the latest councils to support motions on the issue tonight.

# gay-marriage - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Mayor stirs up revolt against France gay marriage plans

Parisian mayor Francois Lebel says he will refuse to preside over same-sex marriages on the grounds they could open the door to polygamous or incestuous unions.

# gay-marriage - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

New figures show every county in Ireland has hosted civil partnership ceremony Same-Sex Couples This post contains images

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.

# gay-marriage - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Northern Ireland assembly rejects motion calling for same-sex marriage

The nationalist parties and three UUP members backed the motion, which was opposed by the two main unionist parties.

# gay-marriage - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Australian parliament votes down proposal for same-sex marraige

The government allows MPs to have a free vote in the House of Representatives – meaning a 98-42 defeat.

# gay-marriage - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

French government unveils details of plans to allow gay marriage

Gays will also be allowed to adopt children, either as individuals or as a couple, from 2013 onward.

# gay-marriage - Monday 3 September, 2012

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.

# gay-marriage - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Dublin City Council to vote on motion supporting gay marriage

A motion before the council’s monthly meeting tomorrow night asks it to support “the same rights and entitlements” for all.

# gay-marriage - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Pensions, the internet and whiskey: The week in numbers

How much is a premium Dublin hotel room REALLY worth? And what does it take to reach age 116?

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?

# gay-marriage - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

New Zealand passes gay marriage law

New Zealand will become the 12th country since 2001 to recognise gay marriage should bill become law.

# gay-marriage - Monday 27 August, 2012

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.

# gay-marriage - Thursday 26 July, 2012

New Zealand to vote on gay marriage

The country’s lawmakers will vote on whether to allow marriage between two people regardless of sex, gender identity or orientation.

# gay-marriage - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Scotland to press ahead with plans to legalise same-sex marriage

The Scottish government says it will try to amend UK law, so that celebrants who refuse to marry gays cannot be prosecuted.

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.

# gay-marriage - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Column: I’m not in a “same-sex marriage”. I’m in a marriage.

Small changes in language could make a world of difference at the Constitutional Convention, writes Senator Katherine Zappone – so let’s get it right.

# gay-marriage - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Taoiseach should not be forced to give opinion on gay marriage

Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer tells that people should stop treating the issue as “a political football”

# gay-marriage - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

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 - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Taoiseach's stance on gay marriage is 'nonsense' says Micheál Martin

As the Constitutional Convention was debated in the Dáil this evening Enda Kenny was criticised by the Fianna Fáil leader but party colleagues, including Jerry Buttimer, defended him.

Taoiseach won't be 'pressurised into box-ticking exercise' on gay marriage stance Gay Marriage This post contains videos

Taoiseach won't be 'pressurised into box-ticking exercise' on gay marriage stance

Enda Kenny declined to express a personal view on whether or not he supports gay marriage during heated exchanges in the Dáil today insisting it was a matter for the Constitutional Convention.

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 - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Hayes supports same-sex marriage, defends Taoiseach's silence

Brian Hayes is the latest member of government to say he is in favour of same-sex marriage but has defended the Taoiseach’s decision not to comment on his stance.

# gay-marriage - Monday 2 July, 2012

Gay marriage: Shatter joins Gilmore in support

The justice minister has become the second senior Cabinet member to show support for full marriage equality.

# gay-marriage - Sunday 1 July, 2012

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”

# gay-marriage - Monday 18 June, 2012

Former MP who called gay relationships 'deviant' loses party whip

Ulster Unionist Ken Maginnis said homosexual relationships were a “rung on the ladder” towards “bestiality”.

# gay-marriage - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Church of England objects to government's gay marriage plan

The Church says that it could be forced to stop conducting weddings on behalf of the state if gay marriage is legalised.

# gay-marriage - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Californian ban on gay marriage set for Supreme Court hearing

An appeals court has struck down an appeal in rehear the case – and supporters of the ban say they’re heading for D.C.

# gay-marriage - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Arousal and muzzled: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Arousal and muzzled: The week in quotes

“It is important for me personally to go ahead and affirm that same-sex couples should be able to get married.”

# gay-marriage - Friday 11 May, 2012

Bristol Palin slams Obama for listening to daughters on gay marriage US

Bristol Palin slams Obama for listening to daughters on gay marriage

Sarah Palin’s daughter says US president took advice from teens who watched “one too many episodes of Glee”.

# gay-marriage - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland introduce same-sex marriage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce same-sex marriage?

Ireland already has civil partnerships for couples who want to make a commitment – but should the country follow Barack Obama’s lead on gay marriage?

Video: How Obama went from supporting gay marriage... to supporting gay marriage Evolution This post contains videos

Video: How Obama went from supporting gay marriage... to supporting gay marriage

The US president said his position had been ‘evolving’ over the years but 16 years ago he declared support for legalizing same-sex marriage.

# gay-marriage - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

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.