Two legal mothers but no legal father – all with the blessing of the State. by Breda O’Brien
Writing in the Irish Catholic newspaper last week columnist and Iona Institute patron Breda O’Brien says:
In April 2012, the Animal Health and Welfare Bill was introduced in the Seanad. It had 78 sections. It was not enacted until May 2013 because every line was pored over, so that there would not be any unforeseen consequences.
Contrast that with the Children and Family Relationships Bill, which is possibly the most complex and far-reaching piece of family law ever to be enacted in this country, and which has 172 sections.
The Government proposes having it enacted before the referendum on same-sex marriage, currently set for May 22.
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