Marriage Equality (Revised Wording)

Details Tabled By Bill Outcome/Voting Amendments Petitions Of Concern
Motion Title: Marriage Equality (Revised Wording)
Motion Text: That this Assembly believes that all couples, including those of the same sex, should have the right to marry in the eyes of the State and that, while the rights of religious institutions to define, observe and practise marriage within their beliefs should be given legal protection, all married couples, including those of the same sex, should have the same legal entitlement to the protections, responsibilities, rights, obligations and benefits afforded by the legal institution of marriage; calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to introduce legislation to guarantee that couples of any sex or gender identity receive equal benefit; and further calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to ensure that all legislation adheres to the Government’s commitments to protect equality for all.

Motion Category: Private Members' Motion
Motion Type:
Date Tabled to Business Office: 04/09/2012
Date Selected By Committee: 18/09/2012
Date of Plenary Debate: 01/10/2012
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