Marriage Equality in Northern Ireland

Editorial:  The vote has been a resounding YES for marriage equality in the Republic of Ireland, and the calls are not out for our politicians in Northern Ireland to react positively to this result.  Only time will tell whether our politicians will do so, will they take the lead or will they be left behind?

A couple embraces after the Referendum result

A couple embraces after the Referendum result

I am going to provide links to interesting articles from he local and national papers which all hold similar points of view:

  1. The Independent – Ireland gay marriage: Northern Ireland must now follow lead of historic vote, say politicians
  2. TGS – Peter Tatchell: “Northern Ireland is the most homophobic place in Western Europe”
  3. Belfast Live – Major rally planned for Belfast will call for gay marriage to be legalised in Northern Ireland
  4. The Irish Times – Same-sex marriage: gay couples react to Yes vote
  5. The Independent – Ireland gay marriage: What Ireland looked like when it voted yes
  6. News Letter – Same-sex marriage is coming to Northern Ireland
  7. Belfast Telegraph – UN boss praises Ireland on gay vote

 

Ballot boxes are emptied in Dublin for counting of votes in the referendum on same-sex marriage.The support for the proposal south of the border will come north of the border too. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ballot boxes are emptied in Dublin for counting of votes in the referendum on same-sex marriage.The support for the proposal south of the border will come north of the border too. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

 

What do you think should happen?  The Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association supports the rights of all people to be equal, and ask therefore that our politicians now engage with the people and put forward a equality marriage bill!

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