No 10 vows to deliver on landmark Northern Ireland votes

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Pledge follows Commons votes to extend same-sex marriage and abortion rights to region

Downing Street has said the government will deliver on landmark House of Commons votes extending same-sex marriage and abortion rights to Northern Ireland, indicating Theresa May supports the principles of the backbench amendments, if not their methods.

The prime minister was in the Commons but did not vote on Tuesday night when the amendments to a Northern Ireland bill, tabled by two Labour backbenchers, were passed by resounding majorities, delighting civil liberties groups.

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