The Central Statistics Office yesterday released Ireland’s first figures on the numbers of lesbian and gay couples who were married in Ireland, following the commencement of the equal marriage legislation in November 2015.
The figures show 91 couples were married in November and December 2015.
Commenting on the figures, GLEN’s co-chairperson Kieran Rose said:
“We are delighted for all those lesbian and gay couples who were married in 2015 and the many more whose foreign marriages were recognised in Ireland. We wish them warm congratulations and look forward to seeing many many more lesbian and gay couples being married in the coming months and years.”
“These weddings are a testament to the loving relationships of LGBT people and to the dedication, commitment and courage of all those who campaigned for equality. They are a tribute to the generosity of the Irish people in giving full equality to their lesbian or gay family members, friends and neighbours.” concluded Rose.
[Ed’s Note – The gay and lesbian same-sex couple ratios are as follows, according to the CSO:
“91 same-sex marriages in 2015
Same-sex marriages legislation came into effect on the 16th November 2015. In the period to the end of 2015, there were 91 same-sex marriages in the State. This figure comprised of 47 male couples and 44 female couples”.]