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MPs to vote on Northern Ireland marriage equality today

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The UK parliament will vote on whether to extend equal marriage to Northern Ireland on Tuesday evening (July 9).

MPs will debate an amendment to the Northern Ireland bill which, if passed, would commit the government to extending same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland if the devolved executive is not restored by October 21.

The amendment was tabled by Labour MP Conor McGinn and signed by his colleagues Yvette Cooper, Owen Smith and Stella Creasy, as well as openly gay backbenchers Ged Killen, Wes Streeting and Stephen Doughty.

It also has the backing of Conservative MPs Justine Greening and Nick Herbert, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.

MPs will be given a free vote in line with the government’s policy on matters of conscience.

McGinn said on Monday (July 8) that he is ”very confident” MPs will vote in favour of LGBT+ rights.

He told RTE: “I’ve been trying to get Northern Ireland to be in line with both the rest of the UK and the rest of the island of Ireland in terms of legalising same-sex marriage or equal marriage.

He added: “I’ve been trying to get Northern Ireland to be in line with both the rest of the UK and the rest of the island of Ireland in terms of legalising same-sex marriage or equal marriage.”

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