Paul Twocock, Executive Director of Campaigns and Strategy, Stonewall said: ‘This is a landmark moment for same-sex couples in Northern Ireland who will soon be able to say ‘I do’ and celebrate their love just like everyone else in the UK. We’re thrilled that Conor McGinn MP’s amendment to extend equal marriage has triumphantly passed both the House of Lords and House of Commons.
‘After many years of fighting for public support of equality, today’s huge victory is a testament to the tireless work and advocacy of our partners at the Love Equality campaign. LGBT people in Northern Ireland have waited far too long to have their relationships recognised in the same way as every other part of the UK. This is a fantastic day for equality and we can’t wait to see same-sex couples across Northern Ireland show their love and commitment.’