Delays to converting civil partnerships to marriage unnecessary, says McAllister

There should be no unnecessary delay in allowing same-sex couples here the opportunity to convert their civil partnerships into marriage, Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has said. Councillor McAllister was speaking after LGBT campaigners said they would start legal action against the UK Government to allow same-sex couple in Northern Ireland to have religious marriages or […]

You cannot put a price on equality and acceptance, says Tennyson

Alliance councillor Eóin Tennyson has said you cannot put a price on equality and acceptance, following a decision by ABC Council not to participate in the Belfast Pride parade this year. The comments came after the DUP and UUP voted against allowing the Council to have a corporate presence at this year’s Belfast Pride parade […]

McCaw expresses disappointment at DUP walkout over Pride Flag

Alliance Causeway Councillor Chris McCaw has said he is “very disappointed” that the DUP group decided to walk out of a council discussion on flying the Rainbow flag for Belfast Pride festival this year. Councillor McCaw said: “Flying a rainbow flag for one day from Council headquarters would be a small yet very significant gesture […]

Rainbow flag flying from City Hall a show of support for LGBTQ+ community, says Long

Flying the rainbow flag from Belfast City Hall would be a strong show of support for the local LGBTQ+ community, Alliance Councillor Michael Long has said, after bringing a successful proposal to Belfast City Council calling for it. The flag will fly from the building on August 3, the day of the Belfast Pride parade, […]