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The Northern Irish Gay Marriage Timeline

As we celebrate three years of equal marriage in the South this month, a political stalemate seems to have stopped any forward movement in Northern Ireland, despite legislation having been introduced in the rest of the UK since 2014. Stephen McCabe charts a timeline of the ght for, and against, marriage equality north of the border so far.

December 2005

The Civil Partnership Act 2004 comes into effect throughout the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland, which gives samesex couples some of the rights and protections that married couples enjoy.

December 2005

Shannon Sickles and Grainne Close exchange vows at Belfast City Hall, becoming the first couple to enter into a civil union in Northern Ireland. Chris Flanagan and Henry Kane become the first male couple to have a civil union.

October 2012

The first attempt at legislating for gay marriage is defeated after the DUP tabled a ‘petition of concern’ which required the measure to obtain cross-community support. The petition is a mechanism built into Northern Irish institutions as part of the peace process, in order to rule out a return to unionist domination over politics.

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We’re out in the nick of time with our special Repeal issue, featuring an iconic photo by Katie Donohoe, taken the fateful day Maser’s repeal mural on the wall of The Project was painted over. Inside we reveal the results of our survey on the queer referendum vote, ask LGBT’s about the issues involved and speak to Anna Cosgrave, the creator of the Repeal Project. We meet the powerhouse protest group Radical Queers Resist and the writer and director behind ‘A Day In May’, a major stage production celebrating the 2015 marriage equality referendum victory. It’s a choc-a-bloc issue with a queer activism heart. Read it now!