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Report says “work still to do” to make Scotland fairer


    A new study has suggested that Scotland is a fairer place for many people than it was five years ago, while warning that others “are at risk of being left behind”. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report has revealed that, although significant improvements have been made in recent years, more work needs to be done to ...

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Leading SNP candidate opposed same-sex adoption


  The Scottish National Party has been criticised by equality campaigners after it emerged that one of their leading Holyrood candidates “expressed concern at promotion of homosexuality in schools” and also stated her opposition to both same-sex marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples. Sophia Coyle, who is currently serving as a councillor for the Airdrie North ward, has been ...

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Scottish government launches new Human Rights campaign


    The Scottish government has today launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of human rights. Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Alex Neil, launched the Fly The Flag for Human Rights campaign this morning in Edinburgh with equal marriage campaigners Susan and Gerrie Douglas-Scott. Fly The Flag aims to change the image of human rights and ...

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LGBTI awards nominees announced


An equality and human rights advocacy group has announced the shortlisted nominees for its inaugural LGBTI awards event. The Equality Network established the Scottish LGBTI Awards to recognise and celebrate the campaigners, politicians, journalists, public bodies, businesses, community groups and individuals that have made a contribution towards securing greater equality in the past year. The event is being sponsored by ...

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Alex Neil demands: UK government halt attacking Human Rights

Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights, Alex Nei

The UK Government should call a halt in its attempts to repeal the Human Rights Act and introduce a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice Alex Neil has demanded. Speaking at the Human Rights Consortium Scotland’s annual conference, the Cabinet Secretary Neil said the UK Government should abandon its ill-conceived threat to human rights and ...

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Sturgeon: Scotland says NO to scrapping Human Rights Act or ECHR

EU and Saltire

Nicola Sturgeon said that Scotland would remain opposed to the repeal of the Human Rights Act (HRA) or withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Sturgeon said: “I oppose the repeal of the Human Rights Act, I think it’s an appalling thing to be doing. “Human rights are there to protect all of us, for example it was the ...

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Scottish government announces 2015-16 Equality Budget


Scottish projects to address inequality, tackle discrimination and progress equality across Scotland will continue to benefit from funding of £20.3 million this year, the Scottish Government has announced today. This is in line with the each of the previous years of the spending review period 2012-15, and essentially the government is confirming that the level of investment will remain unchanged ...

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Alex Neil: Equal marriage for a progressive Scotland

In an exclusive interview, KaleidoScot talks with Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights, ahead of equal marriage law coming into effect on Tuesday, about its historic significance. From Tuesday 16 December same-sex couples can give a 15 days notice to marry, those in civil partnerships will be able convert to marriage, and couples with foreign ...

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Three openly gay ministers in the New Scottish Government

New Scottish Cabinet

The new reshuffled Scottish government has three openly gay ministers, and overwhelming number of LGBTI equality supporters, both in Cabinet and ministerial posts. The new reshuffled Cabinet is made up, for the most part, of strong allies of LGBTI Equality and is also, for the first time in Holyrood’s history, a 50-50 gender split. Opinions within Scotland’s LGBTI community were ...

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Scotland to celebrate first LGBTI marriage this Hogmanay

Scotland's First Same-Sex Marriage this Hogmanay!

The first same sex marriage ceremonies in Scotland are expected to go ahead from this Hogmanay, announced today the Scottish Government. The government have also announced that couples who wish to convert their existing civil partnerships to marriage will be able to do so, free of charge for the first year, as soon as the law comes into force on ...

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