“no such institution as a ‘de facto’ family in Ireland”

The above is a ruling from Justice Susan Denham of the Supreme Court on the right of access to a child of a lesbian couple. This was overruling Justice Hedigan, of the High Court, who held that ‘de facto’ families existed under the European Convention on Human Rights.

This is an interesting ruling from the Supreme Court and takes a bit of an argument away from Gay Marriage Campaigners. The High Court judgement was being used an arguement in favour, but now its over ruled.

While its a pity Gay and Lesbian Couples aren’t recognised as families, but maybe this will put pressure on the government to legislate it for it in the Civil Partnership Bill.

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Bush Confused?

So we all know George W (dubya) Bush is anti-Gay Marriage and has said in the past that children should ideall raised by a mother and father. Then he goes and confuses us all.

When talking recently to a magazine he was commenting on the fact that Dick Cheney’s Lesbian Daughter is pregnant.

“I think Mary is going to be a loving soul to her child. And I’m happy for her,” Bush said in an interview with People magazine

“Mary Cheney is going to make a fine mom, and she’s going to love this child a lot,” he said, according to an excerpt from the interview

Bush has tried to get a Constitutional Ban on gay marriage into the US constitution but congress is refusing to pass it.

The Group Focus on the Family have said the following

“We should not enter into yet another untested and far-reaching social experiment, this one driven by the desires of same-sex couples to bear and raise children,” Dobson said in a recent commentary published on the organization’s Web site.

Dobson is chair of the group.

Will this split the conservatives in the US