Church of Ireland seeks refusal clause in civil union law

A delegation from the Church of Ireland is to meet Department of Justice officials tomorrow to press for a ‘freedom of conscience’ clause in the Civil Partnership Bill.

6th March, 2010

A delegation from the Church of Ireland is to meet Department of Justice officials tomorrow to press for a ‘freedom of conscience’ clause in the Civil Partnership Bill.

The Bill, which is before the Oireachtas, provides for legal recognition for civil unions, including between homosexuals.

The Protestant Churches - including a Church of Ireland bishop and a former moderator of the Presbyterian Church - are pressing for the inclusion of a clause in...

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