The law does not legalise same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, but directs the British Government to "issue guidance" to civil servants in Northern Ireland "in relation to the incompatibility of human rights with [the region's laws on the two issues]". The Salvation Army — as stated in its Marriage Positional Statement — believes that marriage is "an exclusive and lifelong relationship between one man and one woman which is characterised by mutual submission, respect, self-giving love, faithfulness and openness to each other. Northern Ireland decriminalised homosexuality a decade earlier and introduced civil partnerships six years before the Republic of Ireland, but has since been overtaken in the introduction of same-sex marriage. A December LucidTalk poll of 1, found that Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland.
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