NI same-sex marriage bill blocked at Westminster

Source: BBC News

A bill to bring same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland has been blocked from moving to the next stage in the legislative process at Westminster.

It was brought by Labour MP Conor McGinn who said he had expected the government to object to the bill.

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The bill was introduced for its second reading at the House of Commons. A conservative MP objected and the bill was re-listed for a date in October.

Mr McGinn, is originally from south Armagh.

The bill was brought as a so-called Ten Minute Rule Bill. Bills introduced in this way rarely become law.

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