Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Same-Sex Religious Marriage Can Start in September in Northern Ireland

From BBC:

Same-sex religious marriages can take place in Northern Ireland from September, it has been announced.

The Northern Ireland Office has confirmed regulations were laid in Westminster on Thursday.

There are, however, exemptions and protections for religious bodies which do not wish to conduct same-sex marriages.

Same-sex marriage has been legally recognised in Northern Ireland since January.

That did not extend to ceremonies in churches, or to religious bodies.

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