Then in the Northern Ireland Assembly chose not to implement Westminster's equal marriage legislation. Daily News Headlines Newsletter Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox. England, Scotland and Wales chose a 12 month deferral period, therefore allowing celibate gay men to donate, though not those who are sexually active. Pastor Colin Houston told Sunday Life he believed the fire was "not a coincidence" as it came just a month after the store had a pro-LGBT display in its front window for Pride week. I'm a minister, 26 years ago somebody said to me that I was living the wrong way," he said. And in the rest of the UK lifted the lifelong ban on gay men donating blood, but the Northern Ireland health minister kept it. Edinburgh is home of the world's largest arts festival, with stunning architecture from the castle to Holyroodhouse Palace and shops and restaurants galore.
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Is Belfast the worst place to be gay in the UK?
You were warned before the fire that God is not pleased. Pastor Houston was one of several Christian fundamentalists who took to social media to claim the Primark fire was God's revenge for the company's promotion of Belfast Pride. Belfast is a vibrant city, but is there room for the rainbow flag to fly? And in the rest of the UK lifted the lifelong ban on gay men donating blood, but the Northern Ireland health minister kept it. Ireland Awards Search Go. Office for National Statistics; 6.