Ireland legalises gay and lesbian weddings
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Ireland legalizes gay and lesbian weddings

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Over 62% of the country’s population voted in favor of same-sex marriage.

The Republic of Ireland has finally made legal same-sex marriage after a legislation passed by referendum in May became effective on Monday, November 16.

Same-sex marriage now legalised in Ireland

Same-sex marriage now legalised in Ireland (CNN)

Gay weddings are now recognized by the law making the Irish state become the first in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote, BBC reports.

Over 62% of the country’s population voted in favor of same-sex marriage during the May 23 referendum.

This implies that same-sex couples who have been married abroad are now recognized by the state while gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry can do so freely.

Same-sex marriage now legalised in Ireland

Same-sex marriage now legalised in Ireland (CNN)

This also doesn’t affect the legal status of existing civil partners who do not want to get married.

However, the new law only affects civil partnerships, religious organizations like the church will not be forced to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies.

 

  
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2 Comments

  1. Ann says:

    Though I am straight and happily married, I’m glad to read stuff like this. All the nonsense that people spout about the LGBT group is utterly ridiculous. Why shouldn’t everyone be allowed to be happy, no matter who they’re with? And who on this Earth can dare judge….I know what it says in the Bible, but can anyone honestly tell me that man hasn’t changed it up a bit to fit his needs? Let them be happy, let judgment happen after they pass, and mind your own business. Sheesh. 🙂

  2. Raelie says:

    I am super happy for every gay in Ireland! 62% is great result, but it should be 99%, I still don’t understand how can other people have any problem with homosexuality.

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