Marriage Equality Bill To Be Introduced In The Dáil Today

Following the historic Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum in May - the bill was finally introduced in The Dáil today.

Two man exchanging wedding rings. Marriage Equality Bill has been introduced in the Dáil today

After a host of legal challenges, the Marriage Equality Bill 2015 has been finally introduced in The Dáil. The legislation will now go through the Houses of the Oireachtas, clearing the path for the country’s first same-sex marriages.

Chairwoman of Marriage Equality, Gráinne Healy said: “The introduction of the Marriage Bill into the Dáil today is a welcome milestone in the long road towards full equality for same-sex couples in Ireland.

“We would now encourage our parliamentarians to ensure the swift passage of the legislation through the Houses of the Oireachtas so that the resounding Yes vote delivered by the Irish people in last May’s Marriage Equality referendum becomes a reality as quickly as possible.

“This legislation clears the path for the first same-sex marriages to take place in Ireland, hopefully in a matter of weeks.”

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