As the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party blocks all progress on a marriage equality bill, the Northern Irish people are showing their support in a new poll. Pink News reports:
According to a survey published today by the Northern Ireland Life & Times 57% of people in Northern Ireland believe that marriages between same-sex couples should be legally recognised, in the same way as opposite-sex marriages… Full results reveal that 57% of people surveyed support full marriage equality in Northern Ireland whilst only 32% were opposed, with 11% undecided. Results also showed that 49% of men and 64% of women believe same-sex marriage should be legally recognised with only 37% male and 28% female responding that they disagreed.
If both Scotland and the UK Parliament passed marriage equality else, it would put a lot of pressure on Northern Ireland to do the same. Let’s hope?