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Same-Sex Marriage Bill Approved In Ireland

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On Thursday, the Irish parliament finished drafting and quickly passed the Civil Partnership Bill, which will extend "marriage-like" benefits to gay and lesbian couples. It is expected to become a law this autumn. [Irish Times, BBC]


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Leave it to the Irish to be more progressive than the United States. Every day that passes, and with every country that passes such legislation, we simply come off as more parochial.