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Northern Irish same-sex marriage intervention complicates devolution talks

Reuters Wednesday, 10 July 2019 ()
The British parliament's decision to bypass politicians in Northern Ireland and legislate on same-sex marriage could deepen a stalemate in the region at the heart of Britain's struggle to leave the European Union, a senior lawmaker warned on Thursday.
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News video: MPs vote to extend access to abortion in Northern Ireland

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MPs have approved an amendment which aims to extend access to abortion in Northern Ireland by 332 votes to 99, majority 233. Same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland has also taken a step closer after MPs voted to legalise it if a new Stormont Executive is not formed by October.

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