The Northern Ireland Assembly is to debate giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.
It is the only nation in the UK to have not already passed same-sex marriage.
But now six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) have filed a motion calling for marriage equality.
The private members motion is due to be debated on 29 April.
The motion notes that England, Wales and Scotland have ‘moved forward with equal marriage rights for same-sex couples’.