Irish PM says same-sex couples deserve "better rights" Jeannie Shawl at 11:10 AM ET
[JURIST] Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern has said that Ireland should give greater rights to same-sex couples. Ahern's comments come in response to a suit brought by a lesbian couple married in Canada seeking Irish recognition of their marriage. Last week, as reported on JURIST's Paper Chase, an Irish judge ruled that the case merited a full hearing. Ahern told Irish state broadcaster RTE that he agreed that people in same-sex relationships, which he said were not illegal, immoral or improper, deserved more equality and should receive fairer treatment. BBC News has more.
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