Ireland Will Recognize New York Same Sex Marriages as Civil Partnerships

Written by scott on December 20th, 2011

ireland to Recognize Gay WeddingsSame-sex marriages from New York are to be recognised as Irish civil partnerships, following an order today from Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

“This is excellent news for those Irish people in New York who have married since the law was enacted there this July,” said chairperson of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) Kieran Rose.

Any Ireland-based couples who have availed of the new laws in New York will have the benefits, including recognition in the tax laws brought in by the Irish Government in July, applied to them.

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