26th May 2014
Belfast City Council to include three openly gay politicians 13
3:23 PM — Three openly gay politicians will take seats on the new Belfast City Council, including the man who brought a case to decriminalise homosexuality in Northern Ireland in the 1980s.
29th April 2014
UK: NI Assembly rejects equal marriage motion by 51-43 vote 39
6:14 PM — The Northern Ireland Assembly has rejected a motion calling for same-sex marriage to be introduced.
28th April 2014
UKIP Northern Ireland candidate: ‘No government has the right to redefine marriage’ 40
12:13 PM — A UKIP candidate for Mid Ulster has warned against legalising same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, saying it lacks legitimacy.
7th April 2014
Alliance Party: Northern Ireland Health Minister is a disgrace for wasting public money on a homophobic blood ban 4
3:20 PM — Northern Ireland’s Alliance Party has slammed Health Minister Edwin Poots for continuing his "crusade" against lifting a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood in the province.
6th November 2013
Northern Ireland Assembly calls on Edwin Poots to end blood ban, or resign 5
11:59 AM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots should resign if he is unable to end the ban on gay men giving blood, the country’s Assembly has warned.
31st October 2013
Northern Ireland Equality Commission declaration on equal marriage welcomed by Sinn Fein 2
2:23 PM — Criticism of Northern Ireland’s Assembly for failing to make progress on equal marriage has been welcomed by Sinn Féin.
16th July 2013
Sinn Fein criticises Russian Government for passage of anti-gay laws 8
6:08 PM — A spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Diaspora from Sinn Féin has criticised the Russian Government for introducing anti-gay legislation, including a law banning homosexual "propaganda".
8th July 2013
In Photos: Belfast celebrates Pride in the only part of the UK where gays will be banned from marrying 2
5:30 PM — Thousands attended the 23rd annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast yesterday, despite controversies that Ireland will the only UK capital city where same-sex couples will be banned from marrying once the England and Wales same-sex marriage laws come into effect.
6th July 2013
Northern Ireland: MLAs participate in fiece debate around LGBT issues 2
12:56 PM — Intense debate was seen earlier this week at Belfast’s Europa Hotel on Tuesday when politicians participating in the panel at an annual Belfast Pride Talks Back event were taken to task on issues affecting LGBT people.
26th June 2013
Another defeat for equal marriage in Northern Ireland in the Stormont Assembly 36
1:31 PM — The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted against recognising the same-sex marriage bill for England and Wales.
8th May 2013
Northern Ireland: District Council passes motion supporting gay civil marriage 7
3:47 PM — The District Council in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, has passed a Sinn Fein motion in favour of "supporting the same rights and entitlements to civil marriages for all citizens of Fermanagh regardless of race, religion or sexuality."
26th April 2013
Northern Ireland: Catholic bishops lobby assembly members ahead of equal marriage debate 20
10:48 AM — Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland are writing to assembly members urging them to vote against a motion which would legalise equal marriage.
16th January 2013
Majority of MPs indicate that they will vote for same-sex marriage in England and Wales 31
8:13 AM — A majority of MPs in the House of Commons have indicated that they intend to vote for the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
9th October 2012
Comment: “It was an amazing push for marriage equality” 6
1:43 PM — Despite last week’s equal marriage defeat in the Northern Ireland Assembly, in a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Gary Spedding says there are reasons to be optimistic when it comes to securing LGBT equality in Northern Ireland.
1st October 2012
Equal marriage defeat for Northern Ireland 39
6:58 PM — A motion calling for same-sex couples to be given the right to marry in Northern Ireland has been defeated in the Stormont Assembly.
Presbyterian Church: Equal marriage will ‘demolish’ society 42
2:56 PM — The Presbyterian Church has written to all Northern Ireland Assembly members stating its staunch opposition to equal marriage.
10th September 2012
Northern Ireland: Green leader pushes for equal marriage 3
2:21 PM — A private member’s motion to debate equal marriage, which previously failed to gain support, during the last session of Northern Ireland’s Legislative Assembly, has been resubmitted for the coming year.
4th September 2012
Dublin City Council votes to support equal marriage 7
10:39 AM — Dublin City Council has passed motions in support of opening up civil marriage to all citizens “regardless” of their sexuality.