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 across Northern Ireland. I want to sincerely thank all those MLAs who voted in favour of the motion today; those who have supported marriage equality from the start and particularly those who have gone on a journey in their support.