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Ireland Gay Rights

Meet Ireland's First Openly Gay Cabinet Minister

AP | Posted 01.19.2015 | Gay Voices

DUBLIN (AP) — A senior Cabinet minister in Ireland has announced he's gay, becoming the first openly homosexual government figure in the history of ...

Kiss Power: The Kiss As Protest and Support

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 01.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

"Is not a kiss the very autograph of love?" asked critic Henry Finck more than a century ago. Yes it is. And in this extraordinary era of LGBT history, the kiss has become a signature of what is enjoyed by millions of people and denied to millions more.

Does Gay Marriage Have A Fighting Chance In This Country?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Ireland will stage a referendum on same-sex marriage in 2015, officials said Tuesday, in a move already proving divisive in the historically Catholic ...

Equality Is On The Horizon: What 2012 Said About Ireland

Robyn Harper | Posted 03.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Robyn Harper

Last year saw some major advances toward achieving a reality of equal treatment and equal opportunity for every person in Ireland in matters relating to gender and orientation. 2012 saw a shift in attitude, a shift in opinion, a shift toward justice and fairness.

The Year That Was: LGBT Ireland In 2012

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

These last 12 months have seen their fair share of events that had a direct impact on Ireland's LGBT community, speeding up progress to a pace that was barely imaginable 10 years ago.

Ireland: Gay Sperm Donor Should See His Son, But Only As Mothers Are Not "Family"

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — The Irish Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a gay man who donated his sperm to a lesbian couple should be permitted to see his 3-year-o...