Thousands of people have joined a major parade through Belfast city centre demanding same-sex marriage rights.
This afternoon's demonstration will conclude with a rally in front of City Hall.
The ban on equal marriage in Northern Ireland is one of several sticking points delaying the formation of a new powersharing government at Stormont.
It is the only part of the UK and Ireland where the practice remains outlawed.
The Democratic Unionist Party's (DUP) opposition to changing the law has attracted increased scrutiny across the UK since the party became the UK Government's kingmaker at Westminster.
On Friday a senior member of the Democratic Unionists recognised its view may be in a minority across the UK but said the stance should be respected.
Ahead of Saturday's parade a range of celebrities including Liam Neeson, Stephen Fry and Graham Norton voiced their support for the campaign.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also joined the leaders of all the main parties at Holyrood to call for a law change across the Irish Sea. Read more via Belfast Telegraph