View Full Version : Court appeal could delay Ireland's first gay weddings

European Knight
08-29-2015, 01:21 PM
A gardener and electrician have launched a last-ditch legal challenge contesting the outcome of May's same-sex marriage referendum.

Gerry Walshe, from Lisdeen Road, Co Clare, and Maurice J Lyons from Callan, Co Kilkenny, lodged two applications for leave to appeal with the Supreme Court on Thursday.

It's believed it will delay gay couples' right to wed by a number of weeks, as legislation cannot be signed into law while the case is before the courts.

The men and respondents now have one week to lodge various paperwork.

However, it has not yet been determined that the case will appear before the court.

Court appeal could delay Ireland's first gay weddings - Independent.ie (http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/court-appeal-could-delay-irelands-first-gay-weddings-31486726.html)

Neon Knight
09-06-2015, 04:07 AM
I was surprised the Irish voted to allow gay marriage (61%) given their Catholic tradition. But at least they got a referendum.