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6:24 PM - 18 May 2019



Thousands of marriage equality activists have taken part in a rally in Belfast, calling for same-sex marriage in the North to be legalised.

The partner of murdered journalist Lyra McKee address the crowd, calling on the UK government to legislate from Westminster. Speaking earlier in the week, Sara Canning said the law in Northern Ireland says the love she shared with Lyra was not equal, adding: "It is unbelievable, and simply unacceptable, that in 2019, this discrimination is allowed to continue in any part of the UK or Ireland."

Patrick Corrigan from the organisers, 'Love Equality', says the Irish government also has a part to play: "The momentum is unstoppable and if Stormont isn't fit to deliver it, we need Westminster to do the job instead. We'd like to see the Irish Government get behind that call and stand up for same-sex couples in Northern Ireland. There are Irish citizens as well as British citizens denied that right in Northern Ireland."

Politicians including Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill and the SDLP's Colum Eastwood were among those at the demonstration today.



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