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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