- Civil Partnership legislation
The Roman Catholic Primate of all-Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady has expressed his concerns about the Irish government’s proposed legislation on Civil Partnership for same-sex and cohabiting couples. The Cardinal also warned that the proposed legislation could face a constitutional legal challenge. At present there is no legal recognition of same-sex parnerships in the Republic of Ireland. However, in surveys a majority of the population have indicated that they support such legislation. A new network of liberal Christians in Ireland has been established, called Changing Attitude Ireland, which has called for support for the proposed Civil Partnership legislation.