Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 22nd May 2019.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

Whether she has plans to extend the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 to Northern Ireland.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

As I have said on many occasions, I voted in support of same sex marriage in England and Wales and I hope that this can be extended to Northern Ireland in the future.

However, marriage is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and an issue I want a restored Executive to resolve.

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