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Ireland's marriage law ratified by President

Wed 2 Sep 2015 In: International News

Ireland’s President has officially ratified the nation’s same-sex marriage law, following the historic May referendum. Ireland backed marriage equality 62 per cent to 38 per cent in a May referendum It follows a number of legal challenges by people trying to prevent the change being implemented. Justice and Equality Minister Frances Fitzgerald has told the Irish Examiner the required legislation will now be put before the Dáil when it returns next month, at which point same sex marriages will be allowed. “In the coming weeks, we will see the new Marriage Bill 2015 introduced to make the changes in the law and to make it a reality that in Ireland in 2015, marriages will be possible between people without distinction as to their sex.” Same-sex couples should now be able to marry in Ireland before the end of the year.     

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 - 7:43am

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