Eight same-sex marriages in Louth since Marriage Equality Referendum

Eight same-sex marriages in Louth since Marriage Equality Referendum

There have been eight same-sex couples married in Co Louth since the marriage referendum almost a year ago.

This weekend marks the one year anniversary of the referendum on May 22nd 2015, which saw 62% of voters say ‘Yes’ to same sex marriage.

New figures released by the Department of Social Protection show that there have been 412 same-sex marriages registered in Ireland since the Marriage Act 2015 was signed into law last November, with Dublin accounting for more than half of that total with 213.

The figures, which are accurate as of last Tuesday May 17th show there have been eight marriages registered in Louth, with 32 further notifications received about impending same-sex marriages in the county.

Clare was the only county not to have registered a same-sex marriage since the referendum with just one each recorded in Monaghan, Carlow and Leitrim.

On RTÉ Two on Monday at 9pm a programme documenting a year since the Marriage Equality referendum titled ‘The Story of Yes’ will air and will feature the story of Barry and Anthony who wed in the Crowne Plaza in Dundalk.

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