Marriage quality in Northern Ireland - poll

76% Now Support Marriage Equality in Northern Ireland

Marriage quality in Northern Ireland - poll

A poll has found that fewer than one in five people in Northern Ireland are opposed to equal marriage – despite a political stalemate that has left gay people without marriage rights for years. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that continues to ban same-sex marriage, as the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party has blocked progress on the issue despite public support for equality. 

Following the collapse of Northern Ireland’s devolved power-sharing government, campaigners say the responsibility for bringing about marriage quality in Northern Ireland now lies with the UK Parliament. UK Prime Minister Theresa May recently said the issue should wait until the Northern Ireland Assembly is restored, but backbench MPs in Westminster have begun a push for legislation that could bring about equality sooner.

Authored By Nick Duffy – See the Full Story at Pink News

Author: Scott Coatsworth