Ireland promises civil unions for same-sex couples

After discussing the gay marriage debate so much in class, and not being able to come up with any real ways of solving the marriage problem within the U.S., I decided to research marriage/partnership laws in other countries.  While Warner mentions the French PACS and domestic partnerships, civil unions seem to be most common.  I found this article about Ireland and how it is embracing civil unions for same-sex couples…which I found very interesting because Ireland is primarily Catholic and conservative in religious views!

In addition, the article points out that nine EU countries legally recognize civil unions, and four others legally recognize same-sex marriage…wouldn’t civil unions be a step in the right direction??

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