In The South

ECJ ruling a “momentous day” for Europe’s LGBT+ communities

Besi Besemar June 11, 2018

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a same-sex marriage concluded in one EU member state must be recognised by all the others, even where same sex marriage is not recognised.

Aimee Challenor
Aimee Challenor

THE ruling will now allow same-sex couples from Northern Ireland who marry in other parts of the EU to have the same rights as their fellow Northern Irish citizens.

LGBT+ Spokesperson for the Green Party Aimee Challenor argues that this ruling strengthens the case for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

Chanellor said: “This is a momentous day for people all across Europe. From a UK perspective this is especially a momentous day for marriage equality in Northern Ireland, as LGBT+ people can now get married in Ireland or the rest of the UK and be recognised as equals in their own home.

“However, the sad reality is that this is not to last. Just as the ECJ delivers marriage equality to Northern Ireland, Brexit will take it away. It is vitally important that we get a People’s Vote on the final deal to give people a chance to protect the newfound equality.”