Lucy Aylmer gives us a run-down of the history of gay rights in Northern Ireland after landmark same-sex marriage takes place in Belfast.
At the end of 2017 the population of Australia voted in favour of gay marriage, and the country’s parliament legalised the non-binding vote shortly after. Starting this month, Australia has become the 26th country in the world where gay couples can form unions that are legally and societally equal to those of straight couples. Twenty-six […]
“So it goes on!” – an interview with Ann Widdecombe
To the minds of many, there are two Ann Widdecombes: one is the Strictly Come Dancing queen whose salsa stomps won the nation’s hearts in 2010; the other is the fierce Conservative politician whose 23 year career has never fallen short of controversy. Her views on abortion, the death penalty and LGBT rights have all […]
Rights, representation and referenda
Tim Woolley reflects on the importance of referenda in securing civil rights, in light of the recent vote in favour of same sex marriage in Ireland. Right, rights. On one side of the Irish sea, the recent referendum marks a momentous day for all we hold dear: democracy, expressing the will of the people in […]