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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.
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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.
Nov 16th 2015, 7:55 AM 11,230 147

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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