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Same-sex marriage now officially legal in Northern Ireland

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 13, 2020
Equal marriage has become legal in Northern Ireland, with same-sex couples able to register to marry for the first time from tod.
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Couples can now officially give notice of their intent to form the first same-sex civil weddings in February, and same-sex couples who are already married will have their marriage recognised in the region.

Topics: Marriage Northern Ireland

Heterosexual couples will also be able to enter into civil partnerships.

The news that same-sex marriage and abortion would be legalised in came in October 2019, as time ran out to restore a devolved government and stop the bill.

The first weddings will be able to take place on February 10.