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Irelands First Gay Civil Partneship Ceremony Will Take Place Today

Meet Barry and Hugh the first gay couple to have a civil partnership ceremony in Ireland’s history.

The Irish Times has the exclusive:

When Barry Dignam and Hugh Walsh first met almost 20 years ago, homosexuality was still illegal; neither man envisaged then a time where their relationship would be legally recognised by the Irish State.

Yet today, 17 years after they started going out, they will become the public face of civil partnership in Ireland as one of the first couples to be joined under legislation which came into effect on January 1st.

?We feel a certain amount of responsibility . . . that this is a big step which Ireland is taking and that we?re going to be a part of that,? Mr Dignam said yesterday on the eve of the couple?s civil partnership ceremony, which is to take place in a Dublin registry office this afternoon.

Read the full article via THE IRISH TIMES