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Northern Ireland almost had gay marriage legalised but then vetoed the approved bill

Northern Ireland Remains Anti-Gay

3 November 2015

Over in British occupied Northern Ireland Parliament on Monday passed, then vetoed, a resolution that would have legalized same-sex marriage.

Northern Ireland remains the only part of the United Kingdom where same-sex marriage is not legal.

Assembly members passed the marriage equality legislation by a slim majority only to have it vetoed because of a parliamentary procedure that is allowed under the region’s coalition government.

While the vote failed to enact lasting change for same-sex couples in the region, it did however show that political support had increased for marriage equality in Northern Ireland.

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