Ireland gay marriage law comes into force


AFP News | MSN News | November 16, 2015

Dublin (AFP) – Ireland’s new same-sex marriage law comes into force from Monday, six months after the country voted to allow gay unions in a historic referendum.

Existing same-sex marriages registered abroad will be immediately recognised in Ireland, while other couples can now submit their intention to marry.

“I felt I didn’t have permission to say we were married but from now we will say it at every opportunity,” said Vivian Cummins, 57, from Dublin who married his partner Erney in South Africa in 2009.

“I would never really admit by choice to being married because I didn’t feel married in this country,” he told AFP.

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