Changing Attitude Ireland active in equal marriage campaign

The combined votes of the Democratic Unionist party and Ulster Unionist party in the Stormont Assembly helped defeat a Sinn Féin motion to create marriage equality for gay couples in Northern Ireland backed by the SDLP, Alliance and the Green party yesterday. The defeat of the proposed bill is likely to be challenged in both […]

Let your MP know you support the Equal Marriage Bill

Dear Changing Attitude friend or supporter, The Equal Marriage Bill receives its second reading in the House of Commons next Tuesday, 5th February. The debate begins about 14.00 and the vote will take place at about 19.00. An email to your MP encouraging them to speak and vote in favour of the bill will help […]

Church leaders launch concerted attack on gay equality

Various church leaders and groups launched an attack this week on the introduction in January of the Sexual Orientation Regulations in Northern Ireland. The new laws are designed to stop businesses from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Coherent and Cohesive Voice published a full page advert in the Times, the Archbishop of […]

Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association challenges the Christian Institute

The Christian Institute is calling for Northern Ireland to be excluded from the Civil Partnerships bill. The Institute thinks the government should not include Ulster in the legislation and has called for the “immoral” bill to be dropped. Members of the Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association (NIGRA) protested outside the Christian Institute in the week […]