UK, Northern Ireland: Will Lack of Action on Marriage Equality Lead to Lawsuits?

Written by scott on July 20th, 2013

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Garry Spedding thinks so. Reporting at Pink News, Spedding writes:

According to a recent survey published 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. Unfortunately, because the DUP have the ability to abuse a petition of concern in the Northern Ireland Assembly – effectively a veto on any motion or private members bill – the likelihood is that a legal challenge will drag Northern Ireland kicking and screaming into the 21st century and marriage equality.

It looks like Scotland will follow England and Wales by next spring, leaving Northern Ireland as the only place in the UK without marriage equality.

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