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Same-Sex Marriage Legally Recognised In Northern Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

12:23 PM - 13 Jan 2020



Same-sex marriage is now legally recognised in Northern Ireland.

It becomes the final place in Ireland - or the UK - to recognise the practice.

From today couples will be able to register to marry, meaning the first ceremonies will take place in February.

For couples who are already married, their marriage will be legally recognised in Northern Ireland.

However, it's reported that those already in a civil partnership won't be able to convert it to a marriage.

The British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Julian Smith, signed the regulations back in December.

He said couples would be able to marry by Valentine's Day 2020.

The LGBT equality charity Stonewall said it's a "historic day for same-sex couples in Northern Ireland".



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