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Now that same-sex marriage has been made legal in Northern Ireland, Secretary of State Julian Smith has reassured religious groups that their freedom of speech will be protected.
Smith promised legislation for free speech after the Christian Institute threatened legal …
Last updated on December 6th, 2019 at 03:37 pm
Christians in Northern Ireland are strongly resisting the imposition of abortion and same-sex marriage on their province by the UK Parliament.
The main denominations are refusing to conduct same-sex weddings. …
How can the EU claim to be safeguarding the Good Friday Agreement while overthrowing its essential requirements under the terms of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal?
Under Boris’s deal, Northern Ireland must stay in the EU’s single market and customs union …
Last updated on October 25th, 2019 at 02:57 pm
After UK MPs voted to impose an extreme abortion law on Northern Ireland, pro-lifers came out on the streets of Belfast to protest.
Abortion is supposed to be a ‘devolved issue’ …
Parliament voted in July to impose same-sex marriage and abortion on Northern Ireland, with no say given to the people of the province.
The decision will be implemented unless the Northern Ireland Executive comes to a power-sharing agreement by 21 …
According to Christian charity CARE, Northern Ireland’s election result has opened the door for abortion and gay marriage in the future.
Sinn Fein had its best ever return on 2 March – winning just one seat less than the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Same-sex marriage and abortion are still illegal in N Ireland, but Sinn Fein is campaigning for both.
Last updated on November 26th, 2016 at 10:14 pm
Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster says the court decision over the Christian bakers’ case is having a chilling effect on freedom of religion.
Mrs Foster has been contacted by a number of Christians who are now afraid to live out their beliefs.
The situation has arisen since 24 October when the Court of Appeal in Belfast found the Ashers Baking Company had discriminated against gay rights campaigner Gareth Lee. The Christian business had refused to make a cake carrying the slogan ‘Support Gay Marriage’ two years ago.