A call for same-sex couples to be given the right to marry in Northern Ireland has been defeated in the Stormont Assembly.
The vast majority of unionist members voted against the motion, which was jointly tabled by Sinn Fein and the Green Party.
If it had passed, the proposal would not have prompted a change in the law but would have ramped up pressure on the power-sharing administration to examine the issue.
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT) held a picket outside Parliament Buildings ahead of the debate.
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