70% of people in UK believe gay couples should be able to marry in NI

Almost three quarters of people in the UK believe gay couples should be able to marry in Northern Ireland, a survey showed.

It is the only part of the country where same-sex marriage is illegal.

Supporters of change want Westminster to legislate in the absence of devolved powersharing at Stormont.

Northern Ireland’s largest party, the Democratic Unionists, believe marriage is between a man and a woman and argue civil partnerships are available to same-sex couples.

Gay rights activist John O’Doherty said: “Justice delayed is justice denied.

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