Sinn Fein: Theresa May gave no guarantees over outstanding rights issues

Sinn Fein’s leader says the Prime Minister has given no guarantees that she would be willing to legislate for Northern Ireland on rights issues.

While talks to restore the Stormont Executive continue, Sinn Fein’s position has been that if negotiations fail, the British Government should step in to resolve outstanding rights issues, including marriage equality and an Irish Language Act.

Sinn Fein’s senior talks negotiator Conor Murphy has previously said the British Government gave an assurance that same-sex marriage would be passed at Westminster if the Assembly failed to pass legislation on…
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