October 22, 20192.55 Historic day for Northern Ireland where gay marriages and abortion have become legal. The legalization became effective following the legislation of the British Parliament because that of Belfast is blocked since January 2017 for the failure to renew the coalition of National Unity between the Protestant Unionist right and the Catholic Republican left. "At midnight, history will be made," said Grainne Teggart, manager of Amnesty International's campaign in Northern Ireland.