Belfast: First Civil Partners Win Judicial Review

The first two gay couples to become civil partners in the UK have won the right to have the same sex marriage ban in Northern Ireland subjected to judicial review.
A Belfast high court judge ruled on Friday that Grainne Close and Shannon Sickles, and Charles and Henry Flanagan-Kane, should be granted the review, which is set to place in the autumn.
Both couples’ civil partnership ceremonies were held at Belfast city hall, just a short distance from the high court.