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Northern Ireland narrowly rejects equality

Timothy Kincaid

April 29th, 2013

GaySTarNews:

Northern Ireland leaders in the Assembly have narrowly voted against same-sex marriage today (29 April).

Out of the 97 members of the legislative assembly, 47 voted in favor while 51 voted against.

That’s a lot closer than I would have projected. And as Ireland changes its constitution to include equality and as the rest of the United Kingdom enacts civil marriage, soon Northern Ireland will feel the discomfort of fitting nowhere.

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Nathan F
April 29th, 2013 | LINK

Out of 97 members, 98 voted? I demand a recount!

Timothy (TRiG)
April 29th, 2013 | LINK

I’ve found a link to today’s business (I couldn’t find a stable link, I’m afraid). Apparently the amendment voting was 46:51.

TRiG.

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