By BBC News,
17 November 2015
Irish couple Orla Howard and Dr Grainne Courtney exchanged rings at their wedding in New York in 2013 and from Monday, their marriage is automatically recognised by the authorities in their own country (photo credit: BBC News)
<p>Same-sex marriage has now become legal in the Republic of Ireland, after new legislation came into effect on Monday.
</p><p>The law was passed after a referendum in May, when the Irish state became the first in the world to legalise same-sex civil marriage by popular vote. <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">It is not yet known when and where the first same-sex wedding will be held. </span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">But the first people to be affected are same-sex couples who have already wed legally abroad. Their marriages are now automatically recognised by the state.</span></p>
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