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Marriage Equality

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MPs vote for gay marriage in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland could finally be given marriage equality after MPs overwhelmingly voted for a pro-LGBT+ amendment to the Northern Ireland Bill. In an historic decision, the House of Commons voted 383-73 in favour of a clause to extend same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland, tabled by Labour MP Conor McGinn. The clause will require secondary legislation, and will only come into force if power-sharing talks fail to restore devolution by October 21. Should the Stormont executive become functional by this deadline, the amendment will become void. MPs including the Democratic Unionist...
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MPs to vote on Northern Ireland marriage equality today

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...
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