Tag: 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 »