Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, February 27, 2015

Children & Family Relations Bill

From Irish Independent:

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald expects to get Government clearance on Tuesday for a new Children & Family Relations Bill, which she hopes will be put through the Dáil and Seanad by the end of March. Ms Fitzgerald has repeatedly argued that child welfare issues in same-sex marriages, and other relationships apart from traditional marriage, are best dealt with by a separate law and are not part of the referendum debate.

But opponents of the marriage vote, due in May, seriously contest this view. Independent Senator Ronan Mullen said the Government was "putting the cart before the horse" and may well be advancing a new law which goes against the Constitution.

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