Government is put in place to govern, that we can all accept. However it is supposedly done on the basis of consent and democracy. Government is supposed to listen to the electorate (not just at ballot and election time) but throughout the duration of its time in office! In consequence, I would draw First Minister Arlene Foster’s attention to the Mori poll published in the Belfast Telegraph in June of this year, which shows that 70% of the electorate agrees with gay marriage. (Survey shows 70% support for same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland) – this poll clearly indicates that the electorate has moved on, and that gay marriage is acceptable. How much longer will the DUP continue to bury not just its head, but its whole body in the sand about what is a right – this is about equality and fairness. Dave McFarlane, Community Journalist
Attempts to introduce same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland are set to be thwarted for at least another five years after the Democratic Unionists insisted they would continue to block a
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