Northern Ireland: Stormont Rejects Another Marriage Equality Bill

Written by scott on June 27th, 2013

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In the wake of DOMA’s defeat yesterday, the legislature in Northern Ireland defeated a bill that would have recognized gay marriages from England and Wales. Pink News reports:

Last night the country’s Stormont Assembly voted against recognising the same-sex marriage bill for England and Wales, which is currently nearing the end of its journey in the House of Lords. Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) passed a Legislative Consent Motion which excluded recognising most of the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. It means same-sex marriages in England and Wales will be treated as civil partnerships in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland may be the last to the party…

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