Jackie & Lesley

Couple Jackie and Lesley got married in Scotland in October 2015 but their marriage isn’t recognised in Northern Ireland, where they both live.

Jackie says: “We went to Gretna Green and continued the tradition of allowing Scotland to grant your marriage when your own country won’t. Our marriage is no more a political stand than anyone else’s. It is based on love and appreciation and a desire to commit myself to the end of my days and beyond to the person I love. Our marriage will never be considered as equal until it is that; equal, in every single way including how I can label it. Our marriage will never be equal until it is made truly equal in the eyes of the law.”