| 13.2°C Dublin

Equality plea

• The lack of progress on gay rights means that discrimination against gay and lesbian teachers is allowed to continue.

This is unacceptable. I also find Enda Kenny's inaction on the issue of same-sex partnerships despicable.

A proposal put forward by Senator Averil Power to end discrimination against gay teachers was voted down by the Government. The law currently allows religious-run institutions to claim that employing a homosexual teacher could undermine their ethos!

Are we now to go back to the bad old days of consulting the bishops and asking them if they have issues with gays?

Ann Brennan
Mooncoin, Co Kilkenny

Irish Independent