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NSS: Council’s ban on religious offence is an insult to voters

Posted: Fri, 12 Jan 2018

The NSS has called on Belfast City Council to reconsider a ban on "offensive expression" about religious beliefs during council business. Read More »

Same-sex marriages need not be recognised in NI, court rules

Posted: Fri, 18 Aug 2017

The High Court has ruled that same-sex marriages which are entered into in England do not need to be recognised in Northern Ireland. Read More »

DUP vows to resist calls to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage

Posted: Fri, 11 Aug 2017

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said her party will retain Northern Ireland's restrictions on abortion and same-sex marriage, despite growing pressure for reform. Read More »

Ashers Bakery loses appeal over cake with “Support Gay Marriage” slogan

Posted: Mon, 24 Oct 2016

A bakery firm which cancelled an order for a cake with the slogan "Support Gay Marriage" has lost its appeal against the ruling that they had unlawfully discriminated. Read More »

Northern Ireland anti-abortion measure “strongly supported” by religious groups

Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2015

A coalition of religious groups offered 'strong support' to proposed legislation in Northern Ireland which would have introduced a ten year prison sentence for carrying out an abortion. Read More »

Secularists stand up for LGBT equality in Northern Ireland

Posted: Fri, 20 Feb 2015

The NSS has objected to proposed changes to Northern Ireland's equality laws which would allow businesses to refuse services to LGBT customers on the grounds of "strongly held religious convictions". Read More »

NSS warns against bill allowing religious exemptions to Northern Ireland’s equality laws

Posted: Wed, 10 Dec 2014

DUP backbencher Paul Givan has proposed a Bill to create a religious exemption in Northern Ireland's equality legislation, allowing businesses to refuse services on the grounds of "strongly held religious convictions." Read More »

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