Saturday, April 30, 2016

Protest march for marriage equality held in Northern Ireland

Hundreds of people have marched in Belfast to push for marriage equality in Northern Ireland. 

The Love Equality campaign was created by a number of LGBT organisations, as well as trade unions and student unions, and Amnesty International. Organizers aim to ensure the law is change to allow equal marriage within the Northern Irish Assembly’s five year term.

John O’Doherty of the Rainbow Project said: "Ever since the Yes vote in the Republic of Ireland, marriage equality has become a big political issue for many voters in Northern Ireland".

Last summer 20,000 people marched through Belfast demanding marriage equality, one of the biggest political demonstrations Northern Ireland has seen in years. 

Northern Ireland is currently the only part of the UK where same-sex couples cannot marry. 

It's time Northern Ireland!

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