Same-sex couples face discrimination under tenancy act

The government could be breaking the European Convention on Human Rights following recent changes to equality law that may discriminate against same-sex couples, according to the Equality Authority.

30th July, 2005

The government could be breaking the European Convention on Human Rights following recent changes to equality law that may discriminate against same-sex couples, according to the Equality Authority.

The authority claims that changes made last year to social welfare and landlord-tenant laws lowers the protection afforded to same-sex couples against discrimination.

“Both acts [the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 and the Residential Tenancies Act 2004] introduced discrimination against cohabiting same-sex partners by limiting their...

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