Another massive vote for marriage

The House of Commons has voted again on whether to introduce same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland this autumn, should the devolved government at Stormont continue not to function.

This time the vote passed with 328 votes for and 65 votes against the change – an overwhelming majority with notably less opposition than we saw in the 2013 same-sex marriage debate for Wales and England.

It’s now down to the DUP and Sinn Fein to work out whether they can form a government and take the decision back into their own hands.

Stormont voted to allow same-sex marriage back in 2015 but the DUP have been using a special veto they and Sinn Fein each have as the largest Unionist and Nationalist parties.