Northern Ireland couple launch LGBT marriage petition
A same-sex couple have called on Prime Minister Theresa May to legalise marriage for LGBT couples in Northern Ireland, as we approach a year without a devolved government at Stormont.
Carrickfergus couple Laura McKee and Jayne Robinson, who have been together for six years, have launched an online petition at allout.org urging the UK government to pass the legislation in order to enable them to marry in the region.
Ms Robinson said: "I love Laura and I know she loves me. Just like most other couples in a long-term, committed relationship, we want to get married. At the moment our politicians are stopping us.
"With devolution suspended and Westminster increasingly taking the decisions, we want Theresa May to act now to bring Northern Ireland's marriage laws into line with those in the rest of the UK."