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Marriages from four countries, six US States, & States in Australia and Mexico recognised in Ireland

11 December 2013

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter TD., has made an order recognising marriages of lesbian and gay couples from the four countries, six US States, and States in Australia and Mexico who have changed their laws to allow these marriage in 2013. The order also recognises the new Civil Unions of lesbian and gay couples in Jersey (UK) and Colorado.

The order will come into effect on 31st December 2013. It builds on previous similar orders which now means that 57 forms of marriage or civil partnership of lesbian and gay couples from 45 jurisdictions are now recognised in Ireland, and have the same rights and entitlements as Irish Civil Partnership. This includes equal treatment with married couples across a comprehensive range of areas including inheritance, tax, pensions, shared property, social welfare, citizenship, immigration, equality provisions and next of kin status.

 

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  • GLEN Press Release: More Foreign Marriages and Partnerships of Same-Sex Couples Recognised in Ireland
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