Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Minister: no movement on marriage

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Chloe Smith MP, has confirmed that there is no likely reform of marriage law in Northern Ireland for the forseeable future. In a debate opened by Rutherglen MP Ged Killen (Co-Operative Party), Chloe explained: “My position on this issue is clear: I voted in support of same-sex marriage in England and Wales […]

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Northern Ireland to pass Turing Law too?

The Northern Ireland Justice Minister has announced that the upcoming pardon for historic sexual offences known as the “Turing Law” may be extended to cover Northern Ireland. Claire Sugden MLA, the Justice Minister in the six counties, said: “Pardon arrangements should be brought to Northern Ireland as soon as possible to ensure that there is equal treatment for gay and […]

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Donation Day One in Northern Ireland

The complete ban in Northern Ireland on bisexual and gay men and their partners donating blood ended yesterday and many more people are now allowed to give blood. The change was announced in June as a consequence of the Stormont Assembly elections the previous month. It had been impossible to achieve previously but the elections brough a change in which […]

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