Ireland’s first gay wedding

The first Irish gay couple to form a civil partnership hope “many more” will follow. Grainne Close and Shannon Sickels exchanged vows in a private ceremony at Belfast City Hall before emerging to the cheers of supporters, the crush of photographers and opposition from hymn-singing protesters.

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