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Same Sex Marriage And Abortion To Become Legal In Northern Ireland At Midnight

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:34 AM - 21 Oct 2019



Same sex marriage and abortion will become legal in Northern Ireland for the first time at midnight.

It's after MPs at Westminster voted to decriminalise both unless a new power-sharing government's in place at Stormont by the end of today.

Assembly members will sit for the first time in two and half years later to debate the changes - but it's just a symbolic move and members will have no power to stop them coming into force.

The Stormont Assembly has been suspended for the past two years after power-sharing collapsed due to ongoing disagreements between the DUP and Sinn Fein.



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