Orders of the Day — Civil Partnership Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:56 pm on 12th October 2004.

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Photo of Mr Seamus Mallon Mr Seamus Mallon Social Democratic and Labour Party, Newry and Armagh 5:56 pm, 12th October 2004

I watched the programme to which the hon. Gentleman referred. If we are ever to reach a settlement in Northern Ireland, it must be based on full equality and full justice. How can my political beliefs or those of the hon. Gentleman, however deeply and sincerely felt, prevent full equality and full justice for people because of their sexual orientation?