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First same-sex couples in civil partnerships marry in Northern Ireland
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First same-sex couples in civil partnerships marry in Northern Ireland

Dec 7th 2020, 11:38 AM 18,223 Views 31 Comments

Couples in more than 1,300 same-sex civil partnerships are now allowed to tie the knot.

'We've made history': First same-sex marriage takes place in Northern Ireland
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'We've made history': First same-sex marriage takes place in Northern Ireland

Updated Feb 11th 2020, 4:33 PM 76,094 Views 53 Comments

“We didn’t set out to make history – we just fell in love,” Sharni Edwards said.

Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law
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Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law

Jan 21st 2020, 8:48 AM 11,041 Views 29 Comments

Amnesty International said: “If a church wishes to offer weddings to same-sex couples of faith, then the law should not get in the way.”

From today, same-sex marriage is now legally recognised in the North
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From today, same-sex marriage is now legally recognised in the North

Jan 13th 2020, 9:58 AM 23,514 Views 26 Comments

The first marriage ceremonies should take place in February.

US Hallmark TV channel pulls ads with brides kissing after conservative pressure
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US Hallmark TV channel pulls ads with brides kissing after conservative pressure

Dec 15th 2019, 2:30 PM 31,030 Views 44 Comments

The controversy from the ads was a distraction, a spokeswoman for the channel said.

Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland
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Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:58 AM 39,788 Views 87 Comments

The British government has assumed responsibility for introducing regulations to provide access to abortion by next April.

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?
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Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

Oct 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 20,387 Views 26 Comments

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children
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'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children

Oct 21st 2019, 2:32 PM 20,091 Views 68 Comments

The protest was held this afternoon outside the Department of Health building in Dublin.

Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?
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Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?

Oct 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 15,427 Views 7 Comments

Other parties are calling the return to Stormont a ‘stunt’.

'The DUP didn't want this, but some will be relieved': What happens now in Northern Ireland?
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'The DUP didn't want this, but some will be relieved': What happens now in Northern Ireland?

Jul 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 69,003 Views 41 Comments

These votes have been a long-time coming – but make the return of power-sharing much less likely.

Same-sex marriage and abortion to be legalised in North if no power-sharing by 21 October
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Same-sex marriage and abortion to be legalised in North if no power-sharing by 21 October

Jul 9th 2019, 5:48 PM 49,281 Views 92 Comments

Amendments relating to same-sex marriage and abortion were passed in the House of Commons today.

Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to pass legislation for same-sex marriage
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Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to pass legislation for same-sex marriage

May 17th 2019, 10:07 AM 9,476 Views 27 Comments

Debate is ongoing over what, if any, provisions will be made for same-sex couples to adopt.

Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says
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Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says

Dec 19th 2018, 7:36 AM 15,955 Views 24 Comments

The decision was made despite public support nationwide for the reform.

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries
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Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries

Sep 9th 2018, 10:30 AM 21,872 Views 41 Comments

A look at LGBT rights across the world.

Top EU court rules same-sex partners have residency rights in landmark case
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Top EU court rules same-sex partners have residency rights in landmark case

Jun 5th 2018, 3:53 PM 10,268 Views 21 Comments

The ruling means same-sex partners of EU citizens have the right to live in any member state, even in countries that do not recognise gay marriage.

Comedian John Bishop called for the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the North of Ireland
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Comedian John Bishop called for the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the North of Ireland

May 14th 2018, 1:52 PM 3,292 Views 0 Comments

Bishop recently paid a visit to Northern Ireland and learned “a real lesson”.

Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony
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Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony

Mar 29th 2018, 5:31 PM 20,520 Views 96 Comments

The average age of grooms in Ireland is 36, while the average age of brides is 34.

Taoiseach says it would be appropriate for Pope to visit survivors of Catholic Church abuse in Ireland
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Taoiseach says it would be appropriate for Pope to visit survivors of Catholic Church abuse in Ireland

Mar 28th 2018, 7:53 AM 11,909 Views 110 Comments

The government will tell the Vatican that families ‘of all shapes and forms’ should be celebrated during Pope’s Irish visit

Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords
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Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords

Mar 28th 2018, 7:28 AM 25,299 Views 42 Comments

Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still banned.

Bermuda becomes first in the world to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage
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Bermuda becomes first in the world to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage

Feb 9th 2018, 9:06 AM 22,646 Views 87 Comments

Theresa May has said she is “seriously disappointed” in the decision from the British overseas territory.

Gay couples marry in midnight ceremonies across Australia
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Gay couples marry in midnight ceremonies across Australia

Jan 9th 2018, 4:42 PM 16,856 Views 33 Comments

Marriage equality became law on 9 December with overwhelming support in Parliament.

'What a day for love, for equality': Australia passes same-sex marriage bill in landslide vote
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'What a day for love, for equality': Australia passes same-sex marriage bill in landslide vote

Dec 7th 2017, 8:02 AM 12,953 Views 108 Comments

Only a handful of politicians voted against the law change.

Australian MP proposes during same-sex marriage debate in House of Representatives
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Australian MP proposes during same-sex marriage debate in House of Representatives

Dec 4th 2017, 12:53 PM 14,326 Views 33 Comments

Tim Wilson has reportedly been engaged to Ryan Bolger for nine years.

'This means everything': Massive celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage
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'This means everything': Massive celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage

Nov 15th 2017, 8:39 AM 8,805 Views 77 Comments

61% of Australians have voted in favour of same-sex marriage.

An Irish woman in a same-sex marriage has two little girls - but only one can get an Irish passport
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An Irish woman in a same-sex marriage has two little girls - but only one can get an Irish passport

Oct 10th 2017, 10:55 PM 52,902 Views 38 Comments

It’s down to what’s written on their birth certs.

Former Australian leader 'headbutted' on heated same-sex marriage campaign trail
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Former Australian leader 'headbutted' on heated same-sex marriage campaign trail

Sep 22nd 2017, 8:28 AM 17,426 Views 0 Comments

Former prime minister Tony Abbott is a prominent opponent of the campaign for same-sex marriage in Australia.

Wallabies star Folau 'respects all people' but 'will not support' same-sex marriage
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Wallabies star Folau 'respects all people' but 'will not support' same-sex marriage

Sep 13th 2017, 9:35 AM 14,226 Views 51 Comments

Australia star Israel Folau’s refusal to support gay marriage led to a mixed reaction from the public on social media.

Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum
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Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum

Sep 12th 2017, 10:32 AM 21,433 Views 98 Comments

There’s support for a change – but the process begins with a non-binding postal vote.

Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage does NOT breach human rights
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Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage does NOT breach human rights

Aug 17th 2017, 4:42 PM 17,816 Views 56 Comments

A Belfast court made the ruling this afternoon.

An Australian MP caused major eye-rolls after suggesting that people in same-sex marriages are just 'mates'
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# C'mon Now

An Australian MP caused major eye-rolls after suggesting that people in same-sex marriages are just 'mates'

Aug 14th 2017, 9:00 AM 6,630 Views 8 Comments

It really raises the question of whether same-sex marriage referendums are ethical.

Varadkar says it's 'only a matter of time' before North legalises same-sex marriage
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Varadkar says it's 'only a matter of time' before North legalises same-sex marriage

Aug 5th 2017, 3:05 PM 12,986 Views 123 Comments

The Taoiseach made the comments at a gay pride event in Belfast today.

Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage
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Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage

Jul 13th 2017, 6:54 AM 10,332 Views 125 Comments

Malta, the EU’s smallest nation, becomes the bloc’s 15th member to legalise same-sex unions.

Arlene Foster's letter to Scottish government about same-sex marriage released
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Arlene Foster's letter to Scottish government about same-sex marriage released

Jun 21st 2017, 12:45 PM 42,420 Views 69 Comments

Last week Foster said she had no recollection of the letter.

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage
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Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

May 24th 2017, 8:47 PM 7,421 Views 21 Comments

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin
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Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Apr 19th 2017, 8:52 AM 17,582 Views 87 Comments

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

Australian opposition blocks marriage equality vote due to divisive debate it would cause
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Australian opposition blocks marriage equality vote due to divisive debate it would cause

Oct 11th 2016, 11:07 AM 12,332 Views 169 Comments

The Labor Party says the debate surrounding a referendum could be harmful to those in same-sex relationships and their families.

The artist behind Dublin's marriage equality mural is back with a piece for Belfast Pride
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The artist behind Dublin's marriage equality mural is back with a piece for Belfast Pride

Aug 2nd 2016, 8:27 AM 11,617 Views 54 Comments

Joe Caslin’s mural in Dublin was one of the iconic images of last year’s referendum.

The day that Ireland changed forever
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The day that Ireland changed forever

May 22nd 2016, 7:45 AM 17,936 Views 237 Comments

One year on from the historic same-sex marriage referendum, key figures from both sides share their memories.

Former US senator (90) set to marry his same-sex partner
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Former US senator (90) set to marry his same-sex partner

Apr 25th 2016, 3:00 PM 22,874 Views 49 Comments

Harris Wofford had previously been married to a woman for almost 50 years.

A groom reunited with his Venezuelan mammy on Don't Tell The Bride and everyone teared up
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# Hey Mama

A groom reunited with his Venezuelan mammy on Don't Tell The Bride and everyone teared up

Mar 11th 2016, 8:44 AM 6,537 Views 3 Comments

SO lovely.

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