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Of the fourteen British Overseas Territories, same-sex marriage has been legal in Akrotiri and Dhekelia and the British Indian Ocean Territory (for UK military personnel) since 3 June 2014, the Pitcairn Islands since , the British Antarctic Territory since 13 October 2016, Gibraltar since 15 December 2016, Ascension Island since 1 January 2017, the Falkland Islands since 29 April 2017, Bermuda since , and Tristan da Cunha since 4 August 2017.
Of the three Crown dependencies, same-sex marriage has been legal in the Isle of Man since 22 July 2016 and in Guernsey since .
Speaking outside the Northern Whig in Belfast, Varadkar said he was not “here to unsettle anyone”.
He added: “But I am here to state my support and my government’s support for equality before the law and individual freedom for all citizens wherever they may reside.
There have been five votes on same-sex marriage at Stormont but the last time the Assembly voted in November 2015, despite a vote narrowly in favour, the DUP blocked it again.
The DUP used a petition of concern to block any change through legislation.
The DUP, which has continually used peace process measures to block the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the Northern Irish Assembly did not raise objections to Varadkar’s appearance.
The Irish Prime Minister said he had raised his concerns with the leader of the DUP Arlene Foster, whose party formed a UK Government with the Conservatives after the general election this year.
“I totally appreciate that this it is an issue for the Northern Ireland Assembly, but we need an assembly up and running.” Free Presbyterians protested across the street from where the taoiseach was speaking.
The march, which attracted tens of thousands of people, set off in Writers’ Square and ended at Belfast City Hall.
Protesters held placards protesting the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which has repeatedly used peace process powers to block same-sex marriage legislation.
Talbot in 1967, the prohibition was held to extend where one spouse was a post-operative transsexual, with Mr Justice Ormerod stating "Marriage is a relationship which depends on sex, not on gender".
Prohibition of same-sex marriages was also included in the marriage legislation of Scotland and Northern Ireland.
“Yet, we’re also an open-hearted, welcoming and terrific people.