New Clause 1

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:45 pm on 9th July 2019.

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Marriage of same-sex couples in Northern Ireland

(1) The Secretary of State must make regulations to change the law relating to marriage in Northern Ireland to provide that marriage between same-sex couples is lawful.

(2) Regulations under this section must be in force no later than 21 October 2019, subject to subsections (3) and (4).

(3) A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (1)—

(a) must be laid before both Houses of Parliament;

(b) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(4) If a Northern Ireland Executive is formed before the regulations under this section come into force, any regulations made under this section and any extant obligations arising under subsection (1) shall cease to have effect.—(Conor McGinn.)

This new clause would require UK secondary legislation to extend same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland unless a Northern Ireland Executive is formed by 21 October 2019.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

Division number 427 Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill — New Clause 1 — Marriage of Same-Sex Couples

A majority of MPs voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.

Aye: 382 MPs

No: 72 MPs

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Absent: 190 MPs

Abstained: 1 MP

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The Committee divided: Ayes 383, Noes 73.

Question accordingly agreed to.

New clause 1 read a Second time, and added to the Bill.