Commencement of Marriage Act 2015

From today, 16 November 2015, same sex couples can marry as provided for in Article 41.4 of the Irish Constitution.

From today:

  • Registrars can register the marriages of same-sex couples
  • The impediment preventing a marriage between two persons of the same sex has been removed
  • Civil partners can marry one another (they can give notice from 16 November onwards)
  • Marriages between same-sex couples contracted lawfully in other jurisdictions in other jurisdictions will be recognised automatically as marriages in Ireland
  • A couple who have given notice of their intention to register a civil partnership can convert this into a notification of their intention to marry
  • There can be no new notification of intention to register a civil partnership
  • Couples who have already given notice of their intention to register a civil partnership and have completed their civil partnership registration form have until 15 May 2016 to go ahead and register their civil partnership

Read more about the Marriage Act 2015 on justice.ie.