Cardinal criticises Civil Partnership Bill
By RTE NEWS
Added: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 23:00:00 UTC
Thanks to Thomas for the link.
The legislation which gives statutory partnership rights to gay and lesbian couples has been criticised by Cardinal Sean Brady.
Speaking at St John's Cathedral in Limerick, the Primate of All Ireland said the measures would hugely change peoples' concepts of the family.
The Civil Partnership Bill, which was published in June, will for the first time mean that same sex couples will be recognised as partners before the law and will be treated like married couples for tax and social welfare when registered.
In his homily this evening, Dr Brady said marriage between a man and a woman will always remain the ideal environment in which to raise children.
He said any government which undermines such an environment could hardly be said to be promoting the common good.
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