Same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland

legal status

Same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland has been legal since 13 January 2020, following the enactment of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019.[1][2] The first marriage ceremony took place on 11 February 2020.[3] Civil partnerships have also been available for same-sex couples in Northern Ireland since their introduction by the Government of the United Kingdom in 2005.


  1. "Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019".
  2. Page, Chris (22 October 2019). "Northern Ireland abortion and same-sex marriage laws change". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  3. Media, P. A. (2020-02-11). "First same-sex marriage takes place in Northern Ireland". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-02-11.