Retrieved October 23, Cohabiting opposite-sex couples were already treated in the same way as married couples in the social welfare system. Recognition of foreign marriage for parental rights Same sex couples can live together, but no legal obligation for them Offer "partnership certificates", which provide some tools such as hospital visitation rights but do not offer any legal recognition Limited to spouses of foreign diplomatic officials.
Pink News. Hodges on June 26,which ruled that the denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples is unconstitutional, the number of judicial districts issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples increased steadily.
Main article: Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland. This included 4, in same-sex relationships, up from 1, Retrieved November 9,
Now new regulations will allow religious groups to conduct official ceremonies. Currently, it can take up to two years of legal proceedings to convert a civil union into a marriage. Retrieved 17 September On October 7,Westminster passed legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage and abortion on January 13,if Stormont was not back up and running by October.
Archived from the original on 14 December Archived from the original on 25 October On May 23, thousands of LGBTQ activists celebrated as Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through referendum.
Initially to report by March ,  the group presented its report to the Government in November Attorney General Norris v.