Northern Ireland gets the vote, but one party wont let it pass
Northern Ireland’s legislature voted for its fifth time on gay and lesbian marriage, and while the assembly technically voted to legalize same-sex marriage, suprise suprise “…the law change will not happen due to a voting mechanism triggered by the Democratic Unionists,” according to the Independent.
The "Democratic Unionists" were able to veto the piece of legislation by using a “petition of concern” that effectively tabled the bill.
The bill only passed by a .5% majority, but the step is still being called historic.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom to not have gay and lesbian marriage.
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