Civil Partners Will Skip Marriage Notification Period


Same-sex couples that are already civil partnered won’t have to wait the usual three month notification period before getting married.


Under the current law, any couple wishing to tie the knot are required to give their registrar’s office a three month notice of intent to marry – now it was confirmed that those already in civil partnerships do not have to wait.

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald have both agreed on the new amendment to the Marriage Bill 2015, saying that there is “no logical policy reason why they should be required to serve, in effect, a second three-month notification period if they wish to marry”.

The Marriage Bill 2015 is currently making it’s way through the Oireachtas, following May’s historic Yes vote.



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