Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX Helicopter: Flying over St. Louis
Traffic updates: Check our map for the fastest route

Groundbreaking same-sex marriage in Ireland

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Ireland has joined the growing list of nations where same-sex couples are getting married.

The country’s first same-sex wedding took place on Tuesday in Clonmel, County Tipperary.

Two men, Cormac Gollogly and Richard Dowling, became husbands, according to South Tipperary registrar Mary Claire Heffernan.

The Irish people legalized same-sex marriage with a national referendum in May. Ireland was the first country in the world to recognize the practice via a popular vote.

More than 20 countries now allow, or have voted to allow, same-sex marriage, including the United States, where the Supreme Court ruled in June that individual states cannot ban the practice.

The Netherlands was first, legalizing same-sex marriage in 2000.

Journalist Peter Taggart reported from Belfast, Northern Ireland

By Mark Morgenstein

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.