Theresa May voices support for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland

British leader also says she understands why LGBT+ community is worried about DUP deal.

Theresa May

Theresa May has expressed support for marriage equality in Northern Ireland and said she understands why LGBT+ people might be worried by the Conservatives’ confidence-and-supply deal with the DUP.

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Writing in the PinkNews online newspaper, the British prime minister said that, although equal marriage rights were a matter for the devolved government in Northern Ireland, she would continue to speak out for equality

“I want all British citizens to enjoy the fullest freedoms and protections. That includes equal marriage – because marriage should be for everyone, regardless of their sexuality,” she wrote.

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