The Irish government is set to vote on the proposed bill to amend the country’s laws governing marriage.
The government will hold the first of its two public hearings on the bill on Thursday, and it is expected to pass the legislation.
The bill is a long-awaited measure from a coalition government led by Fine Gael and Labour, which was pushed through by Fine Fail leader Micheál Martin in the spring.
“We’ve done the right thing,” Martin told reporters after the vote on Thursday.
“It is time for the government to respect the will of the people.”
However, a spokesperson for the minister responsible for legal affairs, Katherine Zappone, said that the bill was not yet ready to be introduced.
“There are a lot of amendments to be made to the legislation before it is introduced,” she told The Irish Sun.
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That process has not yet started, but there will be a number of amendments, and we will have them debated at the committee stage in coming days.”
Read more about marriage:What you need to know about the Irish marriage law: Source: The Irish Newstalk