Stonewall UK forms. Archived from the original on 9 March Lord Alli becomes first openly gay Lord. Archived from the original PDF on 5 March The case was heard simultaneously with a case brought in January in which two men who wed in England sought to have their marriage recognised in Northern Ireland.
This is reflected in section 75 of the Northern Ireland Actwhich requires public authorities in Northern Ireland to have due regard to promoting equality of opportunity between persons of different sexual orientation, among other things. This was rumoured to have included provisions for an Irish Language Act, which was denounced by the DUP grassroots when details were leaked.
Subscribe to Independent Premium. Ireland Politics Local News. H ighlighting the issue as a priority for his party, Martin McGuinness insisted he did not want to be part of a region considered "backward". Archived from the original on 2 December Alan Turing commits suicide.
Office of Public Sector Information. There is no obligation for either of those being married to belong to a religious denomination, or for the marriage to be carried out by a religious institution, but marriages carried out in the prescribed form by a religious denomination and registered by an authorised celebrant are recognised by the state.
Former groups. The bill had its second reading unopposed in the Lords on 4 June, after a " wrecking amendment " proposed by Lord Dear was defeated by a vote of —, thus allowing the bill to proceed to the committee stage. On 2 November , the Northern Ireland Assembly voted for a fifth time on the question of legalising same-sex marriage.
One of the couples involved in the litigation who were granted anonymity said they would appeal the ruling. The Independent. Cayman Islands.