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Same-sex marriage now legal in Northern Ireland

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Same-sex marriage now legal in Northern Ireland

Same-sex marriage now legal in Northern Ireland This month January 2020, same-sex marriage was legally recognised in Northern Ireland. Couples have 28 days to submit their intention to marry so the first same-sex marriages will take place in early February.  What's the difference between Civil Partnership and Marriage? Civil Partnerships have been available to same sex couples since the UK Government introduced them back in 2005. However, in the eyes of the law, same-sex couples could not be recognised as being ‘married’. Same-sex marriage was legalised in England and Wales back in 2014 but as marriage was a devolved matter,...

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