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# civil marriage

All time
# rise in humanism
Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony
The average age of grooms in Ireland is 36, while the average age of brides is 34.
# disciplinary action
First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job
Bishop Karen Oliveto’s civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are “self-avowed practicing homosexuals”.
Voices
The story of us: "I have never felt luckier or like I was on a bigger adventure"
Long-term couples talk about their lives together – and their hopes for the future – ahead of Friday’s vote on same-sex marriage.
# hitched hitch
Joan Burton set to clear up confusion about outdoor weddings
Marquees at the ready…
# Church of Ireland
Cork Bishop backs same-sex civil marriage
Dr Paul Colton said that the Church of Ireland has not yet caught up with or responded to the current debate on same-sex marriage.
# i do
There were 429 civil partnerships in the state last year
Of these, 263 couples were male and 166 were female as GLEN describes the couples as “pioneers”.
# civil marriage
Northern Ireland Assembly votes against calls for same-sex marriage
MLAs voted 53 to 42 against a motion which called on the Northern executive to allow civil marriage for same-sex couples.
# Same-Sex Marriage
Norris claims Iona Institute 'tried to mislead constitutional convention'
Norris has called for an inquiry into whether the conservative think-tank misrepresented a study about child parenting.
# Marriage
Church stance on gay marriage could force Catholics to have two weddings
Catholic Bishops say they won’t recognise Ireland’s civil marriage system if it permits same-sex couples to wed.
# Marriage
Couples getting hitched later in life as marriage rates fall
Figures from the CSO show Saturday 31 July was the most popular date for marriage in 2010.
# Gay Marriage
Dublin City Council votes 'Yes' to marriage equality
Gay rights’ groups welcome the move as Dublin follows Cork in lending support to same-sex civil marriages.