Dublin Archbishop supports legal rights for gay couples
November 16, 2004
DUBLIN — The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has indicated his approval for giving legal rights to gay couples.
Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin
He is the first senior religious figure in Ireland to have made a statement of this kind.
It followed comments from Taoiseach Bertie Ahern that extending tax and inheritance rights to gay couples would be the �fairest� and �most Christian� way to deal with the issue.
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