DUP states that Northern Ireland should have the same laws as the rest of the UK, but it does not concern marriage equality

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 25: Northern Ireland first minister Arlene Foster holds a press conference after a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May at Stormont on July 25, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The meeting follows similar ministerial meetings in Scotland and Wales since Mrs May's appointment. Brexit and the matter of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom's only hard border with the EU will be high on the agenda during todays talks. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Arlene Foster has said clearly that she will work to make sure Northern Ireland lives by the same rules as the rest of the UK in the wake of Brexit not to create inner barriers. Labour and Co-operative MP Ged Killen simply responded “Unless you’re gay and want to get married.”, as DUP is unlikely to step aside from their conservative anti-LGBT views. Her comments were in response to ongoing debate about the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit. Foster made it clear that she wanted Northern Ireland to follow the same rules as the UK, when it comes to free-trade with the EU, but the position about same-sex marriages remains unchanged. The DUP are currently of major importance in UK politics, as their 10 seats in Westminster provide the Conservative Party with a slim majority. The Tory-DUP coalition has been highly criticised, due to the DUP extremely socially-conservative values.


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