NI: marriage upheld A motion calling for the redeﬁnition of marriage failed to pass in the Northern Ireland Assembly in November. The Christian Institute The DUP tabled a ‘petition of concern’, which requires a majority of MLAs from both the unionist and nationalist communities to approve any change. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.