Tag: gay scotland

Scotland Approves Gay Marriage Bill

The Scottish Parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a gay marriage bill. After more than 4 hours of debate, lawmakers approved the bill with a 105 to 18 vote. “Today is one of those rare days where you can say as a politician ‘I’ve made a difference,’” MSP James Dornan told colleagues during the debate at… Read more »

Scotland refuses to ban ‘any church’ from providing same-sex marriages

All religious institutions – including the Church of Scotland – will be free to decide for themselves if they would like to provide marriages for gay couples, under plans announced today. The move comes after the UK Government yesterday unveiled its formal plans to allow gay couples to marry in England and Wales from 2013.… Read more »

LGBT Students In Scotland Driven Out Of School By Homophobic And Transphobic Bullies

Nearly 70% of all LGBT youths in Scotland have experienced homophobic bullying and are being driven out of schools, colleges and universities as a result. The shocking statistics were revealed in a report written by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Youth Scotland charity, who said the issue is a “worrying situation”. The survey… Read more »

Scottish government will bring forward equal marriage legislation

Equal marriage advocates have welcomed the Scottish government’s much-awaited announcement this morning that it will be bringing forward legislation to allow gay couples to marry and remove current barriers for trans people. The government will bring forward legislation that would allow gay couples to marry in civil ceremonies and religious ceremonies where faiths choose to… Read more »

Scottish opposition leaders back equal marriage

The leaders of Scotland’s four opposition parties pledged their support for equal marriage rights for gay couples yesterday. The heads of the Scottish Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Green parties backed the Equal Marriage Pledge, which aims to lift the ban on gay marriage and straight civil partnerships in Scotland. Johann Lamont MSP, Ruth Davidson… Read more »