MPs voted to push through equal marriage in Northern Ireland – our 12 favourite responses

In a vote on whether to extend Westminster’s powers while Stormont, the Northern Irish Assembly, is failing to function, two important amendments were overwhelmingly supported by MPs: one allowing women the opportunity to seek abortions in their own country and the other to allow equal marriage. The amendments only carry any weight if Stormont is still out of action by the end of October, so we’re all eagerly watching to see what the DUP do next.

Over on Twitter, there was much jubilation that LGBT+ people in N.I. might finally have the same rights as in the rest of the UK. These were our favourite reactions.

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However, the news brought a bitter-sweet moment for Sara Canning, the partner of journalist and LGBT+ rights campaigner, Lyra McKee, who was killed in April.

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