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July 9, 2019 Northern Ireland Legalizes Gay Marriage

“Abortion has been decriminalised and same-sex marriage is to be legalised in Northern Ireland.

Legislation making the changes – which was passed by MPs at Westminster – came into force at midnight.

The first same-sex weddings in Northern Ireland are set to take place in February 2020… The new legislation says the Westminster government must bring in regulations to provide for same-sex marriage by 13 January 2020.

Because couples have to indicate their intention to marry 28 days before doing so – the first gay weddings are expected to be held in the week of Valentine’s Day.”