This same-sex couple just made history by becoming the first to marry in Northern Ireland
The first same-sex couple to legally tie the knot in Northern Ireland have officially married – after the ban on same-sex marriage was scrapped.
Robyn Peoples and Sharni Edwards of Belfast made history by getting married at 2pm on Tuesday, February 11 at the Loughshore Hotel in Carrickfergus.
Their historic marriage, which took place nearly six years after the first same-sex weddings in England and Wales, comes after MPs in Westminster voted to extend equality to the region in the face of opposition from the Democratic Unionist Party.
There is nothing different about us, say first couple to wed
Speaking to the media minutes after their wedding, Peoples said: “This means everything to us, to be married, to finally have the opportunity to say, ‘here’s my wife!’
“We are equal
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