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Two same-sex marriages in region since referendum

Friday, 25th March, 2016 3:50pm
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Two same-sex marriages in region since referendum
Two same-sex marriages in region since referendum

There have been two same-sex marriages registered locally since last year’s historic referendum, new figures show.
A total of 233 same-sex marriages have been registered across the Republic, according to the Irish Department of Social Protection, with one each taking place in counties Cavan and Monaghan.
The Marriage Equality Referendum was passed nationally in May 2015 by a margin of 62.1% to 37.9%, with a much tighter margin closer to home, where the 'yes’ side just shaded the result by 50.6%. The turnout in counties Cavan and Monaghan was over 57%.
The Marriage Bill was signed into law on October 29 by the Presidential Commission, made up of the Chief Justice, the Ceann Comhairle and the Cathaoirleach of the Seanad.
By comparison, since then a total of 126 same sex-marriages have been registered in the nation’s Capital, Dublin at an average of almost eight a week.
Here in Ulster, Donegal saw the highest number of gay marriages take place with eight, while in the south of the country 21 marriages were registered in Cork and 14 in Limerick.
No marriages involving same-sex couples were registered in Clare.

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