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Written Answers - Constitutional Convention

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 146.  Deputy Patrick Nulty Information on Patrick Nulty Zoom on Patrick Nulty  asked the Taoiseach Information on Enda Kenny Zoom on Enda Kenny  if he will ensure that the issue of same sex civil marriage is considered in the forthcoming constitutional convention; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23838/12]

The Taoiseach: The Programme for Government contains a commitment to establish a Constitutional Convention and lists items for it to consider, including same sex marriage.

The Government has approved the establishment of the Convention and has published on its proposals for the Convention’s structure, the items it is to consider, etc. These include same sex marriage.

The Government proposes that the Convention be set up by Resolutions of the Houses of the Oireachtas. These Resolutions will be introduced in the present Oireachtas session.

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