Of those that gave an opinion, Archived from the original PDF on 10 March The bill still has to go to the House of Lords for approval, but it is very unlikely it will be overturned there. Archived from the original on 8 February
Under the terms of the originally-drafted amendment, the region's executive could approve or repeal the measure upon resumption. Current plans suggest it will take until until the system is fully up and running.
Marriage Since 16 Novemberit is possible for same-sex couples to get legally married and to have the same rights and obligations towards each other as opposite-sex married couples. A total of same-sex marriages were performed in those six months,  distributed by county as follows: DublinCork 43Limerick 25Wicklow 17Galway 14DonegalKildare and Wexford all three at 11 same sex marriage ireland legislation and regulation in Dover, Kerry 9Louth 8Kilkenny 7Offaly 6Meath and Waterford both at 5CavanSligo and Tipperary all three at 4Laois and Mayo both at 3LongfordRoscommon and Westmeath all three at 2CarlowLeitrim and Monaghan all three at 1and Clare 0.
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The commission took care not to propose anything which would equate co-habitation with marriage due to concerns that such a proposal might violate the constitutional protection of the family. Archived from the original on 22 October Elsewhere on the BBC.
Social welfare Cohabiting opposite-sex couples were already treated in the same way as married couples in the social welfare system. Why there's more to the Northern Ireland bill Stormont election delay bill debated by MPs 10 ways in which gay rights have changed They argued those issues should not be stalled due to the lack of devolution, which collapsed in January
Retrieved 2 December But the Tories were slammed for breaking their promise to protect the benefit by handing over responsibility for it to the BBC. Constitution limits marriage to opposite-sex couples. Revenue Commissioners that marriage as defined in the Irish Constitution was between a man and a woman and that there was no breach of rights in the refusal of the Revenue Commissioners to recognise foreign same-sex marriages.
A religious body is defined in legislation as "an organised group of people meeting regularly for common religious worship. The purposes of the bill are to allow children to be adopted by their foster carers, where they have cared for the child for at least 18 months, and to allow two people regardless of marital status to adopt children, thus granting married same-sex couples the right to adopt.