At last! Northern Ireland holds its first ever same-sex marriage ceremony

At last! Northern Ireland holds its first ever same-sex marriage ceremony
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Posted on 12 Feb 2020

The first same-sex marriage has taken place in Northern Ireland.


The ceremony, which was conducted in a hotel in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, saw Robyn Peoples, from Belfast, and Sharni Edwards, from Brighton, tying the knot. 

Speaking to the media after their wedding, Ms Peoples said: “This means everything to us, to be married, to finally have the opportunity to say, ‘here’s my wife!’


“We are equal to a man and a woman. Our love is just the same. People might try to say it’s not, but it’s the exact same.”

The couple, whose married name is Edwards-Peoples, met in a Belfast gay bar five years ago. 


This is the first week in which same-sex couples in Northern Ireland can legally tie the knot, despite gay marriage being legal in England, Scotland and Wales since 2014.

 

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