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Sinn Fein: No power-sharing deal without equal marriage in Northern Ireland

Sinn Fein has issued the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) with an ultimatum, saying that it will not agree to any new power-sharing deal that doesn’t include marriage equality for Northern Ireland. Michelle O’Neill, the party’s vice president, said that it was wrong for any politician to continue to deny the LGBT+ community in Northern Ireland its rights. “In 2019, for anybody to seriously say any legislator can sit and actively deny or discriminate against one section of society is just not acceptable,” she said at a Belfast Pride Festival debate on...
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Bulgaria court recognises same-sex marriage in landmark ruling

A Bulgarian court has recognised a marriage between two women who married in France, the first time that a same-sex union has been acknowledged in the conservative country. After a two-year court battle, Australian-born Cristina Palma has been granted the right to live and work in Bulgaria with her French wife Mariama Dialo. The couple married in France in 2016 after 15 years together and later moved to Bulgaria. In 2017, Palma’s application to continue her residency in the country was rejected after Bulgarian officials deemed her marriage invalid, arguing...
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