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