Although same-sex marriage is not recognized in Northern Ireland, the Belfast City Council votes in support of changing the law.
- Councillors vote 38-13 in favor of legalization.
- Though the vote doesn’t have any legal effects, supporters hope it will help spur the Northern Ireland Assembly to become the last country in the British Isles to legalize the union.
- Homosexuality was decriminalized in Northern Ireland in 1982, a decade before the Republic of Ireland, where same-sex marriage is now legal.
More on this story at Belfast Telegraph.