Belfast Telegraph

Thousands to call on Prime Minister for marriage equality in Northern Ireland

By Staff Reporter

Thousands of people are expected to descend on the streets of Belfast tomorrow to call on Theresa May to legislate for marriage equality in Northern Ireland.

The march - organised by the Love Equality campaign - will take place across central Belfast and will be led by Lord Mayor, councillor Nuala McAllister.

It will end with a rally in front of City Hall, hosted by Belfast actor Bronagh Waugh.

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where equal marriage is outlawed.

The protest comes amid intensifying calls on Theresa May to reform Northern Ireland's laws on same-sex marriage and access to abortion.

Patrick Corrigan of the Love Equality campaign, said: "It's nonsensical that the government is denying the people of Northern Ireland the same rights as everyone else in the UK.

"Human rights should not rely on postcodes.

"There can be no second-class citizens in the UK. It is now up to Theresa May and the UK Government to deliver on the promise of equality.

"This march will show that Northern Ireland will not be silent until we have equality."

The rally takes place tomorrow at 2.30pm. It meets at Writer's Square before setting off for a rally at Belfast City Hall.

The rally for marriage equality will be staged in Guildhall Square, Londonderry at the same time.

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