Same-Sex Marriage Begins In Northern Ireland
RTE news reports:
Two Belfast women have become the first same-sex partners to get married in Northern Ireland. Robyn Peoples, 26, and Sharni Edwards, 27, tied the knot at 2pm in Carrickfergus, just outside Belfast, following the landmark law change last year championed by the Love Equality campaign.
“We didn’t expect to be the first couple, it’s coincidental,” said Ms Edwards. “Today is our six-year anniversary so we wanted to go ahead with a civil partnership but when the bill was passed, it was perfect timing. “It was a happy coincidence, we couldn’t be more grateful.”