Ultimately we believe that the best solution would be for the Northern Ireland Assembly to pass legislation allowing for marriage equality. We believe it is the duty of our legislators to vote in the interests of the people of Northern Ireland and remove marriage discrimination. If the Northern Ireland Assembly proves itself to be unable or unwilling to end this discrimination we believe that it is correct for the courts to intervene and protect the human rights of LGB&T people in Northern Ireland. There are currently two challenges to the bans on same-sex marriage. However, seeking human rights changes through the courts is a lengthy process and the Northern Ireland Assembly could instead choose to act now, pass legislation and end the on-going discrimination against LGB&T people without being compelled to do so by the courts.