Frances Fitzgerald, Ireland’s Minister for Justice and Equality, has signed the Marriage Act 2015 and announced that gay couples can start marrying in Ireland this coming Monday, November 16.
“Those who have already given notice for a civil partnership will be able to get married instead. It will give effect to last May’s referendum in which 62% voted in favour of same-sex marriage. Since then, 187 same-sex couples have registered to have a civil partnership. Those who have been married abroad will automatically have their marriage recognized.”
Congrats to Ireland!