Friday, May 26, 2006

A little bit of live blogging?

Today I’m attending a conference entitled: “The Legal Status of Cohabitants and Same Sex Couples”, at The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Kildare St, hosted by The Equality Authority in conjunction with the Working Group on Domestic Partnership of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and GLEN.  

Attendees/Speakers will include:

- Rt. Honourable Baroness Hale DBE, the UK's first Lord of Appeal in Ordinary,
- Claire L'Huereux Dube, Judge In Residence, Laval University, Quebec.
- Beatriz Gimeno Presidenta de la Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Transexuales (FELGT) (España)
- Drs. Kees Waaldijk, Universiteit Leiden,

Today I am going to pretend to be an uber cool tech blogger and try to live blog the conference. Well do some dispatches anyway! Cue lots of questions from civil servants – ‘What’s a blog? You can’t do that!’ Etc. etc. I don’t own a Nokia Communicator or Treo or anything so it’s me and my Dell trying to look inconspicuous.

This conference aims to inform and shape the debate and also assist in the considerations of the working group which is charged with providing legislative options for domestic partnership. Don’t look now but I think this might be consultation!

Will Michael McDowell be there to open it? Will he tell us yet again that gay people don’t want marriage? And how about Dr. Kennedy?



At 22:42, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done on an important and useful bit of civic journalism - well worth reading.


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