Same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland

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Same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland has been legal since 13 January 2020, following the enactment of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019.[1][2] The first marriage ceremony took place on 11 February 2020.[3] Civil partnerships have also been available for same-sex couples in Northern Ireland since their introduction by the Government of the United Kingdom in 2005.

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  1. "Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019". legislation.gov.uk.
  2. Page, Chris (22 October 2019). "Northern Ireland abortion and same-sex marriage laws change". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  3. Media, P. A. (2020-02-11). "First same-sex marriage takes place in Northern Ireland". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-02-11.