DUP leader says she will continue to use petition of concern to block gay marriage and insists 'vicious' online abuse will not convince her otherwise.
First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster has said her party will keep using the contentious petition of concern to block same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland for at least another five years.
Sinn Fein is to seek Democratic Unionist Party support for a public consultation on a Bill to introduce same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the party's Finance Minister has said.
Last weekend Peter Lynas, Director of Evangelical Alliance NI, was interviewed by Sky News about the same-sex marriage debate in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland will soon endorse same-sex marriage as public support and a parliamentary majority overwhelms barriers to change, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives predicted.
Caller said former UK PM David Cameron was anti-family since he introduced gay marriage.
This afternoon, Saturday 9 July 2016, the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (URC) voted in favour of allowing its local churches to conduct and register marriages for same-sex couples. This means that the URC is now the largest UK denomination to freely permit the celebration and registration of marriages of same-sex couple in its churches.
The Church of Scotland has voted to allow ministers to continue serving if they are in a gay marriage.
Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) has stood staunchly opposed to a repeat of Ireland's marriage equality referendum taking place up north.
A 15 year old in Northern Ireland (NI) has written to his MLA Gordon Dunne why he voted no to marriage equality in Northern Ireland, that was 6 weeks ago and he hasn't got an answer.