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When did Ireland legalize same-sex marriage?

When did Ireland legalize same-sex marriage?

Same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland has been legal since 16 November 2015. A referendum on 22 May 2015 amended the Constitution of Ireland to provide that marriage is recognised irrespective of the sex of the partners.

When was it legal to marry the same-sex?

Hodges decision. June 26, 2015 marks a major milestone for civil rights in the United States, as the Supreme Court announces its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Who Legalised same-sex marriage first?

The Netherlands
Key Facts. The Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage twenty years ago. At midnight on April 1, 2001, four couples tied the knot in a ceremony led by the then-mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen.

When did UK Legalise same-sex marriage?

Legislation to allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales was passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom in July 2013 and took effect on 13 March 2014. The first same-sex marriages took place on 29 March 2014.

When did same sex marriage become legal in Ireland?

Marriages of same-sex couples in Ireland began being recognised from 16 November 2015, and the first marriage ceremonies of same-sex couples in Ireland occurred the following day.

Who was the couple that got married in Ireland?

Marriage Equality and a related predecessor organization (KAL Advocacy Initiative) were formed to support the case of a lesbian couple, Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan, who had married in Canada and sought to have their marriage recognized in Ireland. In 2006, Ireland’s High Court rejected the couple’s arguments.

Is it legal to get married in the Republic of Ireland?

Same-sex marriage has now become legal in the Republic of Ireland, after new legislation came into effect on Monday.

Why was there a campaign for marriage equality in Ireland?

Marriage Equality argued that a national campaign was required to bring about civil marriage for same-sex couples in Ireland. Supporting civil partnerships could mean relegating gays and lesbians to a second-class status for years to come.