Even though we passed the marriage equality referendum way back in May, there's been a whole lot of paperwork to complete before the Marriage Act 2015 could be brought into legislation.
According to The Irish Times, The Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald signed the commencement order for the Marriage Act 2015 at Dublin Castle last Thursday night.
— Frances Fitzgerald (@FitzgeraldFrncs) November 10, 2015
This means that the Marriage Act 2015 will come into effect from today, Monday 16 November.
This is a momentous occasion for all #MarRef campaigners who have fought so valiantly for this for years.
— Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (@AodhanORiordain) November 10, 2015
— Ciarán Garrett (@Ciaran_Garrett) November 10, 2015
— Colm O'Gorman (@Colmogorman) November 16, 2015
But to some #MarRef campaigners, this development brings even better news...