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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 […]

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 […]

‘The Journey’ With Colm Meaney As Martin McGuinness, In Irish Cinemas May 5th

‘The Journey’ With Colm Meaney As Martin McGuinness, In Irish Cinemas May 5th

The Journey, starring Colm Meaney as Martin McGuinness, Timothy Spall as Ian Paisley, directed by Nick Hamm, and written by Colin Bateman, will open in Irish cinemas on May 5th 2017.  Colm Meaney has been nominated for an IFTA award for his performance in the film. The awards take place today, Saturday, April 8th. The […]

New Bill Announced to Mark International Transgender Day of Visibility

New Bill Announced to Mark International Transgender Day of Visibility

Yesterday (Friday March 31st) Senator Fintan Warfield announced the introduction of the Gender Recognition (Amendment) Bill 2017 to mark the International Transgender Day of Visibility. If passed, this Bill would amend the Gender Recognition Act 2015 to ensure meaningful inclusion of young trans and non-binary people.  “The Gender Recognition (Amendment) Bill 2017 seeks to extend self-determination to trans […]

Opinion: NI Unionism Needs To Modernise. It Could’ve Started With Equal Marriage

Opinion: NI Unionism Needs To Modernise. It Could’ve Started With Equal Marriage

EILE’s Founder & Editor-at-Large, Scott De Buitléir, analyses the state of Unionist politics in Northern Ireland in light of Stormont’s Equal Marriage vote yesterday. He notes how many LGBT and liberal Unionists are left out in the cold by their own. The people of Belfast, and Northern Ireland in general, have been in a weird […]

Opinion: Party Politics Is Killing NI’s Equal Marriage Movement‏

Opinion: Party Politics Is Killing NI’s Equal Marriage Movement‏

Stephen Donnan writes about the need for the political parties to work together in Northern Ireland to achieve the goal of marriage equality First off let me just state that I don’t believe that being politically active or involved in a political party is a bad thing at all – I have been at times […]

NI: Deputy First Minister Backs Calls For Marriage Referendum In Northern Ireland

NI: Deputy First Minister Backs Calls For Marriage Referendum In Northern Ireland

Report by Stephen Donnan Momentum is building behind calls for a referendum on the contentious issue of same sex marriage in Northern Ireland following a fourth defeat for the matter in the NI Assembly in three years. In a televised debate on Tuesday night, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin backed calls for […]