Court of appeal hears the same-sex marriage challenge in Northern Ireland


The Court of Appeal is today hearing a challenge to secure recognition of equal marriage in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that does not have marriage equality legally recognized because of strong opposition of LGBT rights from DUP. The case, known as Petition X, was brought by an anonymous Northern Irish couple who entered a same-sex marriage in England. Their marriage is not recognised in Northern Ireland, but the couple argued this violated their human rights.The higher court has rejected


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