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Northern Ireland's Gay Marriage And Abortion Laws Change Tonight - Here's What You Need To Know

9 monthes ago   |   By Huffington Post

The stroke of midnight tonight will signal a historic moment in Northern Ireland 's history, as laws making both abortion and same-sex marriage legal come into effect, finally bringing the country into line with the rest of the United Kingdom. Champagne corks are ready to be popped by advocacy groups celebrating the liberalisation of rights that have long-faced stiff resistance from conservative politicians and church groups. What are the current laws? Currently, and only for a few more hours, Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that does not allow same-sex marriage...
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Gay marriage and abortion will be legal in Northern Ireland from midnight

Gay marriage and abortion will be legal in Northern Ireland from midnight

9 monthes ago   |   By Daily Mail

Same-sex couples are celebrating in Belfast as they will have the right to marry from midnight after Westminster MPs used their prerogative to pass laws while Stormont was not sitting.
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