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09th Jul 2012

Over Seven Hundred Gay And Lesbian Couples Walk Down The Aisle

Hundreds of couples have tied the knot since January 2011.

More than seven hundred gay and lesbian couples have tied the knot in Ireland since 2011.

According to the Irish Examiner same-sex marriages accounted for nearly three per cent of all partnerships this year.

Although half of the civil partnerships have taken place in Dublin, every county in Ireland has celebrated at least one.

The article reports that 448 gay couples and 286 lesbian couples have said “I do” since January 2011.

Moninne Griffith Director of Marriage Equality said: “It tallies with the research we have done over recent months and shows that the days are gone when LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) people felt they have to leave for London or New York to be accepted,” she said. 

We’re delighted with this very welcome news and can’t wait to see many more loved up same-sex couples take the plunge!