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Ruth Davidson delivers Amnesty International Lecture: From Scotland with Love

Ruth Davidson

  This evening Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson delivered the Amnesty International Lecture in Belfast as part of the city’s Pride Festival. Addressing people from across Northern Ireland’s political and faith communities about Scotland’s journey before and after the passing of equal marriage legislation, Ms Davidson leader outlined how equal marriage changed her own life, and those of others across the country. She praised Holyrood ...

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Northern Irish gay couple among first to marry in Republic


The first same-sex wedding has taken place in the Republic of Ireland – and a Northern Irish couple were among the first to be able to call each other “husband and husband”. Tony and Darren Day, from County Antrim, had their wedding celebration in County Monaghan on Saturday. However, as same-sex marriage is not yet legalised – or recognised – ...

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Northern Ireland MLAs vote for same-sex marriage – but motion vetoed by DUP


Northern Ireland’s Stormont voted today for marriage equality but the move was blocked by The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). For the first time in five over the last three years the bill received a majority of MLAs vote: 53 voted for and 52 voted against marriage equality. However the motion was blocked because the DUP tabled a ‘petition of concern’ ...

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Amnesty: Marriage equality is coming to Northern Ireland


Marriage equality is coming to Northern Ireland – that’s the message that a Belfast audience will hear this evening from Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland and one of the leading voices in the successful campaign for a Yes vote in the recent Irish referendum. O’Gorman is set to deliver Amnesty International’s annual Belfast Pride lecture, with the ...

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LGBTI rights in Northern Ireland, limited progress

Stephen Donnan

KaleidoScot’s Mathew Hulbert talks exclusively to, Stephen Donnan, the outgoing Chair of the LGBT group in the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland about his time in the role, the ongoing fight for Equal Marriage in the province and what our communities in Scotland can do to support them. KaleidoScot: So, Stephen, you’re stepping down as Convenor of the LGBT group ...

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