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Northern Ireland set to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage
"Monday was the last chance for opponents of change to restore Stormont and avert the legislation."

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by Cat on Mon Oct 21st, 2019 at 05:31:03 PM EST
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Decriminalisation of abortion in North leads to confusion, not really
Abortion was decriminalised from midnight on Monday in Northern Ireland despite a last-ditch attempt by unionist Assembly members to override Westminster legislation.
The Northern Assembly met for the first time in more than 1,000 days on Monday to consider a DUP Private Members' Bill that would have put any change in the law in the hands of the Assembly rather than Westminster.

Acting speaker Robin Newton ruled that the motion could not proceed without a new speaker first being elected. This would have required a cross-community vote but because of a Sinn Féin boycott and an SDLP walk-out this could not be achieved and the Assembly had to be adjourned.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 at 08:24:55 AM EST
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