A new poll last month by the Northern Ireland Life & Times has found that a majority of Northern Irish people now support the right of gay and lesbian couples to get married.
Results reveal that 57% of people surveyed support full marriage equality in Northern Ireland whilst only 32% were opposed, with 11% undecided.
Those in the age range of 65+ gave the most negative response with only 30% in support and 54% in opposition.
NI’s Young people responded the most positively in the survey with 72% of 18-24 year olds and 74% of 25-34 year olds in support of validation.
Interestingly when the survey looked at people of different religions there is only a one percent difference in Protestants who support (44%) and do not support (45%) same-sex marriage.
Catholics in support came in at 65% with only 23% against.
Those giving no religion overwhelmingly supported (73%) the recognition of same-sex marriage with less than a quarter (22%) not in support.