Ireland to recognise same-sex marriages from other nations

Ireland is to recognise same-sex marriages formalised in six other countries.

Justice minister Alan Shatter has made an order recognising the unions in France, Brazil, New Zealand, Uruguay, Australia's Capital Territory and in six US States.

People in these relationships living in Ireland are now able to avail of the rights and entitlements that apply to Irish Civil Partnerships.

GLEN has said any couples based in Ireland who have availed of new laws in any of those countries will now enjoy equal treatment under tax laws.

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