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April 2016

‘Love Equality’ launch: marriage equality is an election issue

2016-04-15T16:56:34+00:00

Marriage equality is a Northern Ireland Assembly election issue, campaigners have said as they launched their new campaign, Love Equality which aims to deliver equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the region. Northern Ireland is now the only part of the UK or Ireland where equal marriage is barred by law. Now campaigners plan

‘Love Equality’ launch: marriage equality is an election issue 2016-04-15T16:56:34+00:00

March 2016

Demanding marriage equality in Northern Ireland

2016-04-14T12:21:03+00:00

When it comes to gay rights, Northern Ireland has been left behind. It’s the only part of the UK where same-sex couples are denied the right to a civil marriage. We’re campaigning for Northern Ireland to to (delete repeated word) ensure that same-sex couples are afforded an equal chance at civil marriage. The current laws

Demanding marriage equality in Northern Ireland 2016-04-14T12:21:03+00:00

December 2015

Judgement reserved in legal case challenging Northern Ireland’s ban on same-sex marriage 

2017-09-07T15:35:49+00:00

Judgement has been reserved in the case taken by two same-sex couples who were the first people in the UK to enter civil partnerships in 2005. Grainne Close, Shannon Sickles and Chris and Henry Flanagan-Kane were granted judicial review in which they challenged Stormont as the only UK administration to ban same-sex marriage. Marriage

Judgement reserved in legal case challenging Northern Ireland’s ban on same-sex marriage  2017-09-07T15:35:49+00:00

November 2015

Majority in NI back same sex marriage

2017-09-07T15:35:49+00:00

I read with surprise the assertion by Councillor John Finlay (November 5) that there is no overwhelming support for same sex marriage. Consistently polls carried out by the Belfast Telegraph, RTE/BBC, IPSOS MORI and others have shown majority support for equal marriage in Northern Ireland from both Catholics and Protestants. Cllr Finlay notes the large number of

Majority in NI back same sex marriage 2017-09-07T15:35:49+00:00

TRP welcomes equal marriage vote in the Assembly

2016-04-14T11:48:47+00:00

The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland’s largest LGB&T support and advocacy organisation welcomed the historic vote in favour of civil marriage equality in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Speaking after the vote, Director of The Rainbow Project, John O’Doherty said: ‘We are absolutely elated today. We cannot overstate the impact this vote will have on our community

TRP welcomes equal marriage vote in the Assembly 2016-04-14T11:48:47+00:00

September 2015

Culture Night’s Very own Big Fat Gay Wedding

2016-04-14T11:49:01+00:00

Culture Night Belfast's very own BIG Fat Gay Wedding. Watch Malachai and Michael take the plunge in Northern Ireland's first same sex wedding. Officiated by Glen Patterson and organised by The Rainbow Project, Amnesty International Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Congress of Trade Unions - Malachai and Michael were joined by hundreds of well

Culture Night’s Very own Big Fat Gay Wedding 2016-04-14T11:49:01+00:00

August 2015

TRP Welcomes Trevor Lunn’s support for equal marriage

2016-04-14T11:31:29+00:00

The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland’s largest support organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people and their families, has welcomed the support for equal marriage by Alliance MLA Trevor Lunn. Speaking following the announcement, John O’Doherty, Director of The Rainbow Project said: ‘Trevor has long been a supporter of the LGBT community in Northern Ireland

TRP Welcomes Trevor Lunn’s support for equal marriage 2016-04-14T11:31:29+00:00

June 2015

Northern Ireland’s Biggest Ever Same-Sex Marriage Protest Hits The Streets Of Belfast

2017-09-07T15:35:49+00:00

Northern Ireland’s Biggest Ever Same-Sex Marriage Protest Hits The Streets Of Belfast The country had never seen anything like it. BuzzFeed News met the crowds demanding equality, including a 95-year-old woman who joined the march. BELFAST – In dazzling sunshine, more than 10,000 people marched through city streets here Saturday to demand same-sex marriage in Northern

Northern Ireland’s Biggest Ever Same-Sex Marriage Protest Hits The Streets Of Belfast 2017-09-07T15:35:49+00:00