Very first same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland to take place today
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Very first same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland to take place today

THE very first same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland is set to take place today in Co. Antrim.

Sharni Edwards (27) will wed her partner Robyn Peoples (26) this afternoon, becoming the first couple to mark the country's new landmark law.

They had initially booked a civil partnership ceremony for this date, but once the law was changed, they turned the event into a wedding ceremony.

Happily, today will mark exactly six years since Sharni, from Brighton, and Robyn, from Belfast first became a couple.

Speaking to 5 News last week, Sharni said she and Robyn are "humbled” to be the first couple to be married under the new legislation.

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"It was a long time coming but the fact that we get to celebrate and make that difference is amazing."

Robyn added: "If the law sees us as equal, people growing up will have that, stereotypes will change with time. Now kids can see from a young age 'they're getting married, they're equal, that's OK'."