Kieran McCarthy MLAsaid: “I am shocked that the Minister can justify spending nearly £100,000 of public money to fund his own personal campaigns. He should stop wasting public money on his own personal vendettas.
“It is surprising that a DUP Minister has sought to oppose laws and rules which are in place in the rest of the UK
“The ban on civil partners adopting affects both same sex and heterosexual couples. There are too many children in our care system for us to be deciding who has the right to apply to adopt a child. It should be about whether a couple can provide a loving and safe home for a child.
“We should also be encouraging more people to donate blood, not telling perfectly eligible people that they are banned from donating blood.”