Marriage is now legal in Northern Ireland

We are delighted that the bigotry and hatred that prevented same sex couples being able to get married is now gone.

As of now (midnight on 21 October 2019) same sex couples can legally get married in Northern Ireland.

We can now finally say that same sex couples can get married in the UK.

The first marriages are expected to be able to take place in February 2020.

Same sex couples are still discriminated against regarding pension rights but this is a huge step forward for justice, equality and human rights.

Here’s a photo of Belfast City Hall in rainbow colours to celebrate.

Afzal Khan MP Votes For Equal Marriage Rights In Northern Ireland

Thank you to Afzal Khan MP for voting in favour of equal marriage rights for same sex couples in Northern Ireland today.

Although this would only take effect if a new administration is not formed in Northern Ireland before 21st October and it would still require secondary legislation it is great to know our MP supports equal rights across all areas of the UK.

The amendment to extend equal marriage rights to Northern Ireland passed by 383 to 73.

Another amendment to extend abortion rights to Northern Ireland passed by 332 to 99.