Blog Archive | LGBT Rights
Posted on February 19, 2015
Today in the Order of Business I reminded the Minister of the urgency to amend the Employment Equality Act and asked that we get an update on how soon we can see the changes that currently discriminate against LGBT identifying teachers and health workers.
I was pleased in 2013 to publish the Employment Equality (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013 and watch it progress through the various committee stages.
Posted on February 19, 2015 http://ivanabacik.com/legislation/2015/01/21/gender-recognition-bill-2014/
I welcomed the passage of the Gender Recognition Bill 2014 through the Seanad this week - progressive change at last.
Glad to see the Government amendment providing for 2 year review and strict time frame.
Posted on February 17, 2015
Labour Youth launch Marriage Equality campaign!
Congratulations to Labour Youth on launching their Marriage Equality Referendum campaign. Great to see the youth movement being mobilised on key equality issues - here's to securing a Yes Vote! #Referendum #LabourYouth #LabourLGBT
Posted on February 05, 2015 Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 3 rd-5th February 2015 Order of Business Digest – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.
http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015020300014?opendocument Aer Lingus takeover discussions Accenture jobs announcement 100 new Garda recruits Overseas development Human rights compliance Release of Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste/ Egypt Human rights in Egypt Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Posted on February 02, 2015 "That this house supports marriage equality in the upcoming referendum" The King's Inns Gay and Lesbian Straight Alliance (KGLS) and the LSDSI annual debate in the Dining Hall of the Honorable Society of King's Inns, Henrietta Street.
Date: Thurday 19th February
Chair: Ms. Audrey Carville (RTE)
For the Motion: Senator Ivana Bacik and Senator Davod Norris.
Against the motion: Dr. John Murray, Iona Institute and Mr. Patrick Treacy SC.
Posted on January 27, 2015 Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 20 th – 27th January 2015 Order of Business Digest – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.
http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015012000014?opendocument Happy New Year Charlie Hebdo tragedy Democracy Freedom of speech Blasphemy Defamation Act Extensive legislative programming 41 Bills on the A list Climate Action Low Carbon Development Bill Gender Recognition Bill Employment Equality (Amendment) No. 2 Bill (Section 37.1) LGBT rights Marriage Equality Refeferndum Opinion Polls Complacency Child and Family Relationships Bill
http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015012100006?opendocument 70 th Anniversary - Auschwitz Liberation Second World War Aer Lingus Potential job losses 3,500 Syriza victory EU Recession Debate on EU policy / financial and monetary policy
Posted on December 18, 2014 Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 16 th-17 th December 2014 This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.
http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121600004?opendocument Sympathy for the victims in the Sydney siege tragedy Referendum 2015 – Marriage Equality, Voting age, Blasphemy Low Pay Commission Deputy Gerald Nash, Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Pakistan massacre/ Taliban Children’s Rights – Childline funding Banking Inquiry ECB Northern Ireland talks Collective Bargaining
Posted on November 21, 2014 This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.
Secondary School Teachers Union
Gender Equality in Third level education
Dr. Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington
Posted on September 25, 2014
Congratulations and many thanks to Carly Hamilton for highlighting the important issues and concerns that effect LGBT lives, particularly staff in the teaching profession who currently face discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation in religious run institutions.
Section 37.1 of the the Employment Equality Act is soon to be amended and this video captures the urgency of getting it passed soon.
Posted on September 11, 2014
I am delighted to hear the news that Minister of State Aodhan O’Riordain, Department of Justice & Equality, has this week announced his commitment to working with senators in the coming months to advance legislation that will amend Section 37.1 of the Employment Equality Act.