Ireland’s S.I. No. 649 of 2010: Civil Partnership (Recognition of Registered Foreign Relationships)

Same-sex couples to enter civil partnership
Irish Times
Preview: “More than 80 same-sex couples have indicated to the General Registrar Office that they wish to enter into a civil partnership.
A total of 18 notices of intention to enter a civil partnership were received by the General Registrar Office up to January 10th, while a further 63 appointments to give notice of an intention to enter a civil partnership were received.”

Ireland recognises foreign gay marriage and partnerships
Pink News
Preview: “Gay couples living in Ireland who have married or had a civil partnership abroad will be recognised as civil partners from today.”

As many as 1,000 Irish couples now “Civil Partners”
Lez Get Real
Preview: “From today, Ireland will formally recognise the same-sex civil partnerships and marriages from 27 jurisdictions under the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act.”

Ireland to Recognize Foreign Same-Sex Unions
Passport Magazine
Preview: “Gay and lesbian couples in Ireland that have been married or received a civil partnership from foreign countries or states will now receive nearly all the benefits of opposite-sex married couples. This is all due to Ireland’s new civil partnership law, which went into effect today. While we’re happy to see the country recognizing these unions, it is sad to hear that those couples that were officially married in foreign countries, will no longer be married—their relationship will be downgraded to a civil union in Ireland.”

Ireland’s gay civil partnership recognized in law
Irish Central
Preview: “Ireland will have its first official same sex partnership relationship recognized in April 2011, the Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern has announced.”

S.I. No. 649 of 2010

Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010
Human Rights in Ireland
Preview: “This morning the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese (left) signed the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (text as passed by the Oireachtas) into law. Once commenced, the Act will introduce civil partnerships that are to be available to same-sex couples only as well as an opt-out system of cohabitant protection and obligations. There remain a number of difficult questions around the Act including whether it institutionalises inequality between same-sex and opposite-sex families, whether the cohabitation provisions are an undue interference on privacy etc… many of which will be addressed here on HRinI in a blog carnival we intend to host next week. For today, however, the focus is more appropriately on congratulating all those whose hard work is reflected in the Act, in spite of its imperfections. It is to be hoped that it will be commenced as soon as possible.”

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