The law will extend marriage-like benefits to gay and lesbian couples in the areas of property, social welfare, succession, maintenance, pensions and tax. Concerning the property, they can look here at sentinelcommercial.com to manage all the real estate related works. The act also offers additional rights and protections for other cohabiting couples including a redress scheme for financially dependent long-term cohabitants on the end of a relationship.
Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern described it as “one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation to be enacted since independence. This Act provides enhanced rights and protections for many thousands of Irish men and women. Ireland will be a better place for its enactment,” he said.
Congrats to Ireland! More proff that unlike the United States civilized countries do exist that care about the welfare of its LGBT Community.
The status of ENDA today is bleak for any passage or even work this year and it seems to be, as always the fault of The Senate (That IMO needs to be dismantled)
This issue is just not ready for the Senate,” said an LGBT advocate and political insider who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “The procedural aspects of debate would make it way too easy for a [Sen. Jim] DeMint or a [Sen. Tom] Coburn to demagogue.”
Recently Nancy Pelosi told The Washington Blade that lawmakers need to complete their work on “don’t ask, don’t tell” before moving on to ENDA. “Our work is not finished in that regard, so one thing at a time,” Pelosi said.
Well we all know the clusterfuck that the DADT (Non repeal) has become so it looks like we’ve been screwed again.
Right after Obama was elected and the stalling began I predicted that if LGBT rights were not dealt with right away that they wouldn;t be until after the 2010 mid-term election. But then we have will have to deal with the obvious loss that the Democrats are going to dealt on the hill and also to the gearing up for the Presidential election in 2012.
If it hasn’t become clear to you yet that they are slowing fucking us you are blind. In denial. Or both!
There is absolutely no excuse, for not passing ENDA in the Senate. ENDA, passed the senate under Bush when the Dems had a much smaller majority, and the White House had declared it’s firm opposition to the measure.
We are not a priority to them and in all honesty they are beginning to look like in no way do they want to “give” us rights or “allow” us the same rights that their childeren and grandkids have.
We need to start looking at what we can not give to them in return and TAKE what is rightfully ours.
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Watch as Jason Bellini reports on on the : A Path Forward: An LGBT Leadership Town Hall that Michelangel Signorile held this past week with LGBT Leaders which included:National Gay & Lesbian Task Force executive director Rea Carey; Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese;National Center for Transgender Equality executive director Mara Keisling; Servicemembers Legal Defense Network executive director Aubrey Sarvis; political strategist, attorney and former Clinton White House advisor on gay rights Richard Socarides; and blogger and activist Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend.