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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 04:39 PM

Northern Ireland Set to Legalize Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage

Northern Ireland Set to Legalize Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage
The collapse of local government allowed Parliament to step in and bring the territoryís laws in line with Britainís principles of human rights.


BELFAST, Northern Ireland ó Traditionally conservative Northern Ireland is about to legalize both abortion and same-sex marriage, a head-snapping about-face that was imposed on the territory by the British Parliament.

The changes, bitterly resisted by anti-abortion and church groups, were mandated in an amendment to a routine bill on governance of Northern Ireland that Parliament passed in July amid a power vacuum created by the collapse of the regionís governing assembly nearly three years ago.

The amendment will go into effect at midnight on Monday, weeks after the High Court in Belfast rebuffed a legal challenge, ruling that Northern Irelandís 158-year-old abortion laws are incompatible with the United Kingdomís human rights commitments.

The judgment was a major victory for womenís rights activists, who had felt left behind after the Republic of Ireland voted to legalize abortion last year. Although Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom, and the majority of its people say they would like abortion to be made available, the regional power-sharing government had blocked abortion reform before collapsing in 2017 over sectarian divides.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/world/europe/northern-ireland-abortion-same-sex-marriage.html

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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 04:50 PM

1. "They receive all their funding and training from the U.S."

indeed. same thing with the anti gay protests . our hate and lies spread worldwide. we didnt get to vote on this law , you kept shoving your stuff down our throats and didnt give us a chance to vote so shut up.

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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 06:51 PM

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