The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland’s largest LGB&T support and advocacy organisation welcomed the historic vote in favour of civil marriage equality in the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Speaking after the vote, Director of The Rainbow Project, John O’Doherty said: ‘We are absolutely elated today. We cannot overstate the impact this vote will have on our community across Northern Ireland. I want to sincerely thank all those MLAs who voted in favour of the motion today; those who have supported marriage equality from the start and particularly those who have gone on a journey in their support.
‘It is true that the DUP have abused the petition of concern to block this vote and are now ignoring the will of the Assembly and the people of Northern Ireland but we will not allow them to dampen our joy today. Our campaign continues and it will not end until marriage equality is a reality for everyone in Northern Ireland.
‘Today’s majority vote marks another landmark victory in our campaign and we celebrate with our LGBT friends, our families and our supporters on this momentous day.’
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