Northern Ireland High Court Says OK To Be Second Class Citizens And Dismisses Gay Marriage Cases

The High Court in Belfast has today rejected a claim brought by a same-sex couple who got married in England and wanted to have their marriage legally recognised in Northern Ireland, and by two other couples who wished to challenge the failure of the Northern Ireland Assembly to legalise same-sex marriages.

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The judge ruled that the couples are not being unlawfully discriminated against by the state only recognising civil partnerships. Humanists UK and its section Northern Ireland Humanists, which have long campaigned for legal same-sex marriages, have expressed disappointment at the decisions.

It’s sad to hear that Northern Ireland High Court didn’t take the chance to undo the homophobia blessed by the First Minister Arlene Foster in the so-called word of God. The judge(s) clearly do not know how it is to be classified as second class citizens of Northern Ireland by Arlene Foster and now it’s approved by the Northern Ireland High Court. We don’t believe that the Court if had seen discrimination in front it’s eyes, it couldn’t identify it as it is. We don’t think no judge on the Court them self has experienced discrimination and these are the people that decides what’s discrimination is or not.  But the LGBTQ community in Northern Ireland will have the support from many in within Northern Ireland and outside it’s borders. Northern Ireland the world are watching !

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