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Northern Ireland lifts ban on same-sex couple adoption

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
BELFAST -- Northern Ireland has lifted its ban that prohibited same-sex couples in civil partnerships from adopting children. [ Read more → ]

Northern Ireland’s health minister fights against gay couple adoption

Friday, September 13, 2013
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Northern Ireland’s health minister is planning to take his fight against the extension of adoption rights to same-sex couples to the United Kingdom's highest court. [ Read more → ]
Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast Source

Northern Ireland rejects bid to legalize same-sex marriage

Monday, April 29, 2013
BELFAST -- A bid to legalize same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland was defeated in the Assembly on Monday by a vote of 53 to 42. [ Read more → ]

Northern Ireland faces legal challenge over refusal to allow same-sex marriage

Saturday, March 30, 2013
BELFAST -- Northern Ireland's power-sharing government will soon face a human rights legal case over its refusal to allow gay couples to marry, warns Amnesty International and local LGBT rights organization the Rainbow Project. [ Read more → ]

New report says anti-gay bullying rampant in Northern Ireland

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Homophobic language and bullying are prevalent in schools across Northern Ireland with 98 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth reporting hearing homophobic language in school from pupils, teachers, non-teaching staff and visitors to schools, according to a new study released Wednesday. [ Read more → ]
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