Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2013: First Stage

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce Bill entitled an Act to amend the Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011 and thereby extend the general definition of discrimination to include discrimination on the grounds of gender identity, as well as to extend general protection against discrimination on the basis of civil status, gender identity or sexual orientation in, and in connection with, employment, vocational training and membership of certain bodies.

Is the Bill opposed?

Question put and agreed to.

Since this is a Private Members' Bill Second Stage, must under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

Question put and agreed to.