This links to the whole day’s Assembly discussions while the attachment is the debate on the Legislative Consent Motion (LCM) only. It is designed to put Northern Ireland into a small part of the equal marriage bill going through Westminster as we speak.
Sammy Wilson MP (DUP Minister of Finance) it appears resisted London on a couple of issues including one on marriages conducted by armed forces’ chaplains.
Steven Agnew makes the telling point that this is the first time the DUP has put forward such legislation – albeit turning English marriages into Ulster civil partnerships. A form of alchemy?