Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland can have religious wedding ceremonies from today as new regulations come into force. The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020 removes the prohibition on religious marriage of same-sex couples from 1 September 2020.
Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland will be allowed to have religious wedding ceremonies under new regulations laid in Westminster yesterday. The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020 will remove the prohibition on religious marriage of same-sex couples from 1 September
The first same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland took place yesterday afternoon. Belfast couple Robyn Peoples, 26, and Sharni Edwards, 27, made their wedding vows at 2pm in a hotel in Carrickfergus after same-sex marriage became legal on Monday.
The UK government has launched a consultation on the introduction of same-sex religious marriage in Northern Ireland. The consultation follows the legalisation of same-sex civil marriage and opposite-sex civil partnerships in Northern Ireland last week.
Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland can give notice of their intent to form a civil marriage to the General Register Office for Northern Ireland from today following a change in the law last summer. The first same-sex weddings are expected to take place from 10 February 2020, following the minimum
NI: Northern Ireland Office to launch ‘awareness campaign’ over abortion and same-sex marriage plans
The Northern Ireland Office will soon launch an "awareness campaign" to set out how it plans to implement a law requiring abortion access and same-sex marriage to be introduced if devolution is not restored later this month. The Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act 2019 requires the Northern I
Plans to extend abortion access and same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland have been approved by the House of Lords, following revisions to the process and timetable. MPs voted last week to amend the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill to include provisions on abortion and marriage which will
NI: Abortion access and same-sex marriage to be extended to Northern Ireland if devolution not restored
Abortion access and same-sex marriage will be extended to Northern Ireland through secondary UK legislation if a Northern Ireland Executive is not formed by October under plans approved by MPs yesterday. In a free vote, MPs voted by 332-99 and 383-73 to support amendments to the Northern Ireland (Ex
NI: Call to legalise same-sex marriage in Overseas Territories ‘strengthens case for Northern Ireland’
Amnesty International has welcomed a report calling on the UK Government to legalise same-sex marriage in British Overseas Territories (OTs) as strengthening the case for legislation in Northern Ireland. The House of Commons foreign affairs committee has called for all OTs to legalise same-sex marri
The House of Lords is set to debate proposals to legalise same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland later today. Conservative peer Lord Hayward has confirmed he plans to table an amendment to the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill during committee stage today.
Pinsent Masons has been recognised by a leading LGBT charity for its work towards marriage equality in Northern Ireland.
NI: Rights activists, trade unionists and students call on Westminster to introduce same-sex marriage law
Human rights activists, trade unionists and students have called on the UK government to legislate to allow same-sex marriages to take place in Northern Ireland. In a statement released to coincide with the two-year anniversary of the collapse of devolution yesterday, Amnesty International, Stonewal