Game of Thrones is about dragons, death, destruction. It could also destroy Northern Ireland’s continuing reluctance to legalize same-sex marriage.
LGBTI rights advocates are warning Northern Ireland’s booming film industry could be lost if the country refuses to treat its citizens and residents equally.
The HBO show, which films in Northern Ireland six months out of the year, is just one prime example that could be moved if politicians refuse to pass a marriage law. Game of Thrones has boosted the country’s tourism industry alone by £8.6 million a year.