Nine same sex marriages have taken place in Kerry since the historic Marriage Equality Referendum last year. On May 22nd 2015 around 1.2 million people voted in favour of same-sex marriage; in November the Marriage Act came into effect. Since then 412 same-sex couples have tied the knot across the country including nine in Kerry. There was a total of 19 same-sex marriages notified to the state in the period in Kerry. .