Motion

Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality
That this Assembly welcomes the marriage equality referendum in the south of Ireland; notes that a growing number of parliaments across the world have embraced, and legislated for, marriage equality; respects the rights of the religious institutions to define, observe and practise marriage within their beliefs; and calls on the Executive to legislate for marriage equality for same sex couples so that all citizens will have the same legal entitlement to the protections, responsibilities, rights, obligations and benefits afforded by the legal institution of marriage.
Private Members' Motion
14/04/2015
14/04/2015
27/04/2015
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96 Members voted, of which 47 voted AYE [49%]

37 Nationalists voted, of which 37 voted AYE [100%]

53 Unionists voted, of which 4 voted AYE [7.5%]

6 Others voted, of which 6 voted AYE [100%]

3 Members voted in both lobbies and are not included in these results

The Motion Was Negatived, Cross-Community Lobby Division

MLA NameDesignationVoted
Mr Steven Agnew OtherAYE
Mr Jim Allister UnionistNO
Mr Sydney Anderson UnionistNO
Mr Alex Attwood NationalistAYE
Mr Roy Beggs UnionistNO
Mr Jonathan Bell UnionistNO
Mr Cathal Boylan NationalistAYE
Ms Michaela Boyle NationalistAYE
Mr Dominic Bradley NationalistAYE
Ms Paula Bradley UnionistNO
Mr Mickey Brady NationalistAYE
Mr Thomas Buchanan UnionistNO
Mrs Pam Cameron UnionistNO
Mr Gregory Campbell UnionistNO
Mr Trevor Clarke UnionistNO
Mrs Judith Cochrane OtherABSTAINED
Mr Jonathan Craig UnionistNO
Mr Leslie Cree MBE UnionistNO
Mr Stewart Dickson OtherAYE
Mrs Jo-Anne Dobson UnionistNO
Mr Sammy Douglas MBE, MCA UnionistNO
Mr Gordon Dunne UnionistNO
Mr Mark Durkan NationalistAYE
Mr Alex Easton UnionistNO
Mr Colum Eastwood NationalistAYE
Mr Tom Elliott UnionistNO
Dr Stephen Farry OtherAYE
Ms Megan Fearon NationalistAYE
Mr Phil Flanagan NationalistAYE
Mr David Ford OtherAYE
Mrs Arlene Foster UnionistNO
Mr Paul Frew UnionistNO
Mr Samuel Gardiner MBE UnionistNO
Mr Paul Girvan UnionistNO
Mr Paul Givan UnionistNO
Mrs Brenda Hale UnionistNO
Mr Simon Hamilton UnionistNO
Mr Chris Hazzard NationalistAYE
Mr David Hilditch UnionistNO
Mr William Humphrey UnionistNO
Mr William Irwin UnionistNO
Mrs Dolores Kelly NationalistAYE
Mr Gerry Kelly NationalistAYE
Mr Danny Kennedy UnionistNO
Mr Danny Kinahan UnionistAYE
Ms Anna Lo MBE OtherAYE
Mr Trevor Lunn OtherABSTAINED
Mr Seán Lynch NationalistAYE
Mr Chris Lyttle OtherAYE
Mr Declan McAleer NationalistAYE
Mr John McCallister UnionistAYE
Mr Fra McCann NationalistAYE
Ms Jennifer McCann NationalistAYE
Mr Kieran McCarthy OtherABSTAINED
Mr Raymond McCartney NationalistAYE
Mr Nelson McCausland UnionistNO
Ms Rosaleen McCorley NationalistAYE
Mr Basil McCrea UnionistAYE
Mr Ian McCrea UnionistNO
Dr Alasdair McDonnell NationalistAYE
Mr Barry McElduff NationalistAYE
Ms Bronwyn McGahan NationalistAYE
Mr Michael McGimpsey UnionistNO
Mr Patsy McGlone NationalistAYE
Mr Martin McGuinness NationalistAYE
Mr David McIlveen UnionistNO
Miss Michelle McIlveen UnionistNO
Mr Daithí McKay NationalistAYE
Mr Fearghal McKinney NationalistAYE
Ms Maeve McLaughlin NationalistAYE
Mr Oliver McMullan NationalistAYE
Mr David McNarry UnionistNO
Mr Adrian McQuillan UnionistNO
Mr Alex Maskey NationalistAYE
Mr Gary Middleton UnionistNO
Mr Ian Milne NationalistAYE
Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley UnionistNO
Mr Stephen Moutray UnionistNO
Mr Mike Nesbitt UnionistNO
Ms Carál Ní Chuilín NationalistAYE
Mr Cathal Ó hOisín NationalistAYE
Mr Máirtín Ó Muilleoir NationalistAYE
Mr John O'Dowd NationalistAYE
Mrs Michelle O'Neill NationalistAYE
Mrs Sandra Overend UnionistNO
Mr Edwin Poots UnionistNO
Mr Pat Ramsey NationalistAYE
Mr George Robinson MBE UnionistNO
Mr Peter Robinson UnionistNO
Mr Alastair Ross UnionistNO
Ms Caitríona Ruane NationalistAYE
Mr Pat Sheehan NationalistAYE
Mr Jimmy Spratt UnionistNO
Mr Mervyn Storey UnionistNO
Ms Claire Sugden UnionistAYE
Mr Robin Swann UnionistNO
Mr Peter Weir UnionistNO
Mr Jim Wells UnionistNO
Mr Sammy Wilson UnionistNO

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