The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland supports the extension of equal rights on marriage and abortion across the UK. As these are devolved issues in NI she hoped that a locally-elected Assembly would take these forward on behalf of the people of Northern Ireland. There is still time for the parties to come to an agreement and introduce it themselves.
In the meantime, the will of the House of Commons is clear and we are now working hard to ensure the detail is right, so that we have robust and enduring laws that work for the people of Northern Ireland.
Last updated July 2019