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Fall star 'will not wed until gay marriage is legal in NI'

By Cate McCurry

The Fall's Bronagh Waugh has said she will not walk down the aisle until same-sex couples in Northern Ireland are allowed to tie the knot.

The former Hollyoaks actress said she was "still waiting" for the law to be changed and vowed to not to wed until then.

The Coleraine actress, who lives with her partner Richard Peacock in her Surrey home, made the comment in a Tweet.

She wrote: "Still waiting. I won't get married until everyone in my country can. Come on #NorthernIreland the clock is ticking. #EqualMarriage."

Patrick Corrigan, spokesperson for the Love Equality campaign for equal civil marriage praised her comments.

"We really welcome Bronagh Waugh's strong stand for equal marriage in Northern Ireland," he said. "We know she, like the overwhelming majority of people, wants to see our politicians legislate for equal marriage.

"Bronagh, like many of us, is clearly impatient for change and has decided to take a further public stand. We really welcome her support for the campaign and we would encourage other public figures from Northern Ireland to speak out.

"Now that Bronagh has pledged not to get married until then, we hope that the Assembly won't keep her - and everyone else - waiting for too much longer."

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