Ireland: 2,000 Same Sex Couples Now in Civil Unions

Written by scott on January 5th, 2013

2,000 Same Sex Couples Now in Civil Unions in IrelandMORE than two same-sex couples are celebrating civil partnerships in Ireland every day, new figures have shown. Up to the end of December, 965 civil unions had taken place in Ireland.

“Civil Partnerships are a resounding success. Almost 2,000 lesbian or gay people, of all ages and from all parts of the country, have entered civil partnerships in Ireland since they became available in April 2011,” said Kieran Rose of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network.

The group said the figures do not account for the hundreds of lesbian and gay couples who were married or entered a civil partnership abroad.

Authored By Cormac Murphy – See the Full Story at The Herald

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  1. Candice Pace says:

    In that time period, 1,724 lesbian and gay people from 61 countries entered into civil partnerships. The majority, or 1,334 people, were Irish.

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