Sinn Féin’s vice president and Northern leader Michelle O’Neill (right) shaking hands with members of the Together for Yes group who campaigned for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Legislative change on abortion in Northern Ireland should be brought about by the Stormont Assembly or through the British and Irish Intergovernmental(...)

Dubliner and campaigner Laura Lee, who has died suddenly. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Tributes have been paid to Dublin woman Laura Lee, a prominent campaigner for the rights of sex workers, following her sudden death. Ms Lee, who was(...)

FHenry Edmond Kane and partner Christopher Patrick Flanagan outside Belfast City Hall after their civil partnership ceremony. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Judgment is due later on Thursday in two landmark legal challenges against Northern Ireland’s ban on gay marriage. Mr Justice O’Hara will rule on two(...)

Laura Lacole and Republic of Ireland footballer Eunan O’Kane have won a landmark High Court case in Belfast to secure official recognition of their humanist wedding. Photograph: PA

A Belfast woman has won a landmark High Court battle to secure legal recognition for her humanist wedding to an international footballer. Laura Laco(...)

Despite civil marriages carried out in the south only being recognised as civil partnerships in the North, gay and lesbian couples are choosing to tie the knot over the Border anyway. Photograph: Getty Images

The North is now the only region in the UK and Ireland not to extend civil marriage rights to same sex couples so many are now choosing to cross the B(...)