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Ireland's first gay marriage possible by July, minister says

Surprise upgrade: Ireland's first gay marriages possible by July, justice minister says
The Associated Press

DUBLIN - Some of Ireland's gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage.

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald announced Monday that the bill to legalize gay marriage, following its landslide approval in Friday's referendum, should be passed before lawmakers' planned July 16 summer recess.

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