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Marriage Equality now a Reality

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 05:16 PM

Today the Marriage Bill passed through the Seanad. The Marriage Bill has given legal recognition for gay and lesbian couples to get married. Following on from the historic Marriage Equality Referendum in May, Labour TDs, Senators and members gathered in Leinster House today to watch the Bill being passed.

Speaking after the Bill passed in the Seanad Deputy John Lyons TD said: “The realisation of marriage equality in Ireland will have a positive impact on the lives of so many lesbian and gay couples who have been waiting for the right to be able to say 'I do' in front of their friends and in front of their families.

"It will mean that generations of young LGBT people can now grow up in a country where they are equal in law. Marriage equality will also ensure that these families are legally protected and recognised in our state."

Here are the steps all couples will need to take to get married.

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