Tag Archive | DUP

NI: Equal marriage intervention said to complicate talks

NI: Equal marriage intervention said to complicate talks

(Reuters) – The British parliament’s decision to bypass politicians in Northern Ireland and legislate on same-sex marriage could deepen a stalemate in the region at the heart of Britain’s struggle to leave the European Union, a senior lawmaker warned on Thursday. British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to compel the government to legalise same-sex marriage, […]

UK: Lawmakers vote to legalise same-sex marriage in NI

UK: Lawmakers vote to legalise same-sex marriage in NI

(Reuters) – Britain’s parliament voted on Tuesday in favour of a plan that would compel the government to legalise same-sex marriage and extend abortion rights in Northern Ireland, if the province is unable to re-establish its own devolved government. The changes passed with a large majority in parliament in London on Tuesday, and turned a […]

NI: Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

NI: Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

(Reuters) – Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status. Attempts to legislate for same-sex marriage have been blocked by the Democratic Unionist Party, a key ally of British Prime Minister […]

UK: Brexit threatens LGBT+ rights: top British lawyer

UK: Brexit threatens LGBT+ rights: top British lawyer

The rights of British minority groups are under threat from hardline politicians holding the government to ransom during the Brexit process, leading lawyer, Helena Kennedy, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Friday. British Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to win support across political lines after her proposed Brexit deal was defeated by a historic […]

As Australian LGBT Community Celebrate, NI LGBT Feel More Isolated

As Australian LGBT Community Celebrate, NI LGBT Feel More Isolated

Yesterday, Wednesday 15th November, Australia voted overwhelmingly that they wish to allow same-sex marriage, in their marriage equality plebiscite. Meanwhile, Theresa May’s UK government is propped up by the DUP in Northern Ireland, a party that has consistently blocked the north’s LGBT community equal marriage rights.

Northern Ireland: Thousands March For Same-sex Marriage

Northern Ireland: Thousands March For Same-sex Marriage

Thousands of people marched in Belfast on Saturday (1st July) to demand Northern Ireland join the rest of the United Kingdom in legalising same-sex marriage, a step blocked by the region’s largest party, a key ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May. The Democratic Unionist Party, one of the most socially conservative in Europe, has […]

Opinion: The DUP May Bring LGBT Equality, Whether They Like It Or Not

Opinion: The DUP May Bring LGBT Equality, Whether They Like It Or Not

Scott De Buitléir writes from an England that is trying to re-aquaint itself with the Democratic Unionist Party, and sees that now could be a turning point for LGBT rights in Northern Ireland. Never let it be said that British politics is dull; if anything, recent events have given playwrights and screenwriters a plethora of […]