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Civil Partnership Bill to go to Supreme Court?

July 17th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Equality, Irish Politics, LGBT, Same Sex Partnerships

I don’t usually do blog posts on rumours but there’s an awful lot of whispering going on regarding the President calling a meeting of Council of State and sending the Civil Partnership Bill to the Supreme Court to test it’s constitutionality. Early this afternoon the phone and the gchat started going from people in all the best places.  Politicians were putting long weekend plans on hold, Senior Counsel on standby for August, that sort of thing.

The whispers came from three different sources and Panti has been hearing them too. The President received the bill on Wednesday evening.  And must sign it by next Wednesday and can’t sign it until Monday. (Can’t sign it until after 5 days but not more than 7 days) Panti has been finding out more since and explains all the bits and pieces – we’ll know very soon what is happening anyway.

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