Girlfriend of murdered Lyra McKee on ‘bittersweet’ same-sex marriage milestone: ‘It’s something we should be celebrating together’
Sara Canning, the partner of murdered gay journalist Lyra McKee, has spoken of her happiness and heartache as same-sex marriage is finally legalised in Northern Ireland.
McKee was tragically shot dead in April while she was reporting on riots that had broken out in Derry. Four men have been arrested under the Terrorism Act after the New IRA claimed responsibility for her death.
Before her death McKee was a strong campaigner for marriage equality and was planning on proposing to her partner, Sara Canning. She had even bought an engagement ring.
Speaking to PinkNews on the day of Northern Ireland’s first same-sex wedding, Canning said that McKee would be “overjoyed” if she had lived to see the momentous milestone.
“But obviously it’s bittersweet. Lyra should be here, it’s something we should
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