Belfast March for Marriage 2017 in Pictures

Thousands of people from across Ireland came together to march for marriage equality in Belfast city centre on July 2.

BELFAST

Thousands of marchers turned out in Belfast at the weekend to call on Northern Ireland’s governement to introduce same-sex marriage.

March for Civil Marriage Equality took place on Saturday, July 1, in Belfast’s city centre, with attendees from all over Ireland making their way to North to show their solidarity with the Northern Irish LGBT+ community.

belfast, panti bliss writes 'before i die..i want to get married in belfast' on a chalk board

Northern Ireland remains one of the only Western European countries to still not have full marriage equality – despite it being legal in the south of Ireland, and the mainland UK. The DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) have resisted attempts to introduce same-sex marriage through the years, utilising the ‘petition of concern’ to veto legislative changes.

To see how you can get involved in the campaign to introduce same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, visit Love Equality.

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