Tag: northern ireland

Thousands rally in Northern Ireland in support of gay marriage

The Belfast rally was led by the same-sex partner of slain journalist and LGBTQ advocate Lyra McKee. Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status. Attempts to legislate for same-sex marriage… Read more »

Another defeat for equal marriage in Northern Ireland in the Stormont Assembly

Politicians have once again blocked moves to legalise equal marriage in Northern Ireland. Last night the country‚Äôs Stormont Assembly voted against recognising the same-sex marriage bill for England and Wales, which is currently nearing the end of its journey in the House of Lords. Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) passed a Legislative Consent Motion… Read more »