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Green's Agnew says Poots is "unfit for office" over gay adoption appeal.


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BBC News - Poots decision disgrace says Green leader Steven Agnew

He said Mr Poots' decision to challenge a court ruling that unmarried couples and people in civil partnerships should be .....................................................At present a single gay or lesbian person can adopt, but a couple in a civil partnership cannot.

Earlier this month, High Court judge Mr Justice Treacy ruled that the ban discriminated against those in civil partnerships and breached their right to family life.
I'm not sure what Poots is up to with this appeal, other than showboating at taxpayers' expense. The judgment was determined on the basis of clearly defined European law, and there is nothing that the DUP, or religious fundamentalists here can do about it.

Same-sex partnerships constitute "family life"
 

eskrimador

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I say this all the time....let them stand in their beloved GB and see how British their agenda is. Their beloved GB is a modern, secular state and they wouldn't get a look in. I short, they're core has a stronger Irish base than Sinn Fein.

Now Alanis, that's ironic, don't ya think
 
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I say this all the time....let them stand in their beloved GB and see how British their agenda is. Their beloved GB is a modern, secular state and they wouldn't get a look in. I short, they're core has a stronger Irish base than Sinn Fein.

Now Alanis, that's ironic, don't ya think
Ironically the DUP seem very reluctant to engage with their most natural allies, i.e. right wing Catholics.

Poots must realise that he is wasting taxpayers' money by appealing this decision. The European Court has ruled upon this twice now, and in both cases has ruled that same-sex partnerships constitute ‘family life’ under the EHR Convention. As adoption is part and parcel of family life, common sense alone should tell him that they therefore have as much right to adopt as heterosexual couples. Mr Justice Treacy's ruling simply echoes that reality. So all Poots is doing is posturing and pointlessly fighting on, and you and I are picking up the tab for this nonsense.
Steven Agnew is right.
 

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Behaviour that is as un-British as one can get.
Unionists have always adopted their "Britishness" on an à la carte basis anyway.
The next time you hear unionists moaning about money "wasted" on pet Sinn Fein projects such as the Irish language, this will help to nail the lie.
 

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Unionists have always adopted their "Britishness" on an à la carte basis anyway.
The next time you hear unionists moaning about money "wasted" on pet Sinn Fein projects such as the Irish language, this will help to nail the lie.
The marching season costs a fair few shillings.
 

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Ironically the DUP seem very reluctant to engage with their most natural allies, i.e. right wing Catholics.
Were it not for the national question, it may have already happened. Evangelicals in the U.S. (who despise the RC Church just as much as their benighted Ulster counterparts) have made common cause in recent years with right wing Catholics to oppose abortion, elements of Obamacare, and various other policies favoured by liberal America.
 

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What is it that Sinn Fein supporters do not get about the Agreement copper fastening the Status Quo? No point running this until we have sight of the Promised Land. All it does is allow unionists to put off the poll for another 7 years? or whatever the agreement says. This is only bluster from Adams pretending to do something for unity when in fact they are content with Stormont funding the faltering Southern expansion. (If FF had any guts and morality they would come north to cut the legs from below them). Can you not see when Adams is playing to the gallery?
 

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What is it that Sinn Fein supporters do not get about the Agreement copper fastening the Status Quo? No point running this until we have sight of the Promised Land. All it does is allow unionists to put off the poll for another 7 years? or whatever the agreement says. This is only bluster from Adams pretending to do something for unity when in fact they are content with Stormont funding the faltering Southern expansion. (If FF had any guts and morality they would come north to cut the legs from below them). Can you not see when Adams is playing to the gallery?


Arty, onionists have not the power to put such a poll into cold storage............thankfully.
 

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For the advocates of adoption by gay men I ask you if you would be happy to allow two male strangers to baby sit your child for one night

I would not let strangers look after my child. I would let 2 gay men who I knew look after them. Why not?
 

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What is it that Sinn Fein supporters do not get about the Agreement copper fastening the Status Quo? No point running this until we have sight of the Promised Land. All it does is allow unionists to put off the poll for another 7 years? or whatever the agreement says. This is only bluster from Adams pretending to do something for unity when in fact they are content with Stormont funding the faltering Southern expansion. (If FF had any guts and morality they would come north to cut the legs from below them). Can you not see when Adams is playing to the gallery?
If Enda Kenny were to campaign in favour of a UI within NI - a kind of "we are one nation" speech - you may find a lot of opinion shifting.
 
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