Northern Ireland has legalized both the marriage of people of the same sex and the right to abortion on the night of Monday to Tuesday.
British MPs had already approved the proposals in July, but until Monday the parties had the opportunity to propose adjustments.
In the country, church leaders and local politicians had been criticizing the announced legislative changes for some time. The largest party in Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), is fiercely opposed to, among other things, the right to abortion and tried to stop the legislative changes until the last few hours.
The parliamentary session, which was supposed to be the first in more than two and a half years, did not include all opposition parties, with the result that Northern Ireland was the last part of the United Kingdom to implement the legislative changes.
Abortion is prohibited in Europe in Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Malta, San Marino and Poland. The latter also prohibits same-sex marriage, just like EU countries Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia and Romania.