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Same-sex couples can get married in Ireland from today

Any couples who got married abroad will also automatically have their marriages recognised here.

Two men kiss as first results start to filter through in the country's referendum over the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
Two men kiss as first results start to filter through in the country's referendum over the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
Image: Peter Morrison/AP/PA

FROM TODAY, SAME-sex couples across Ireland can register their intention to marry.

After a long wait for same-sex couples who want to tie the knot, the commencement order for the Marriage Act 2015 was signed last week by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

A referendum in May this year saw 62% of voters say ‘Yes’ to marriage equality.

Now registration begins, but those who have already given notice for a civil partnership will be able to marry instead if they want to. Any same-sex couples who got married abroad will automatically have their marriages recognised in Ireland.

Glen has put together his information leaflet for same-sex couples who are unsure about the their options now:

Source: If you have trouble viewing the info, click here.

As of 12 noon today seven same-sex couples had registered their interest to marry.

Do you know any same-sex couples who are getting married soon, or are you part of a soon-to-be-wed couple yourself? We want to hear from you – contact michelle@thejournal.ie. 

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