Tuesday , 19 November 2019

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Ruth Davidson delivers Amnesty International Lecture: From Scotland with Love

Ruth Davidson

  This evening Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson delivered the Amnesty International Lecture in Belfast as part of the city’s Pride Festival. Addressing people from across Northern Ireland’s political and faith communities about Scotland’s journey before and after the passing of equal marriage legislation, Ms Davidson leader outlined how equal marriage changed her own life, and those of others across the country. She praised Holyrood ...

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Scottish Tory leader calls for Northern Ireland to introduce same-sex marriage

Ruth Davidson

  Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson will tonight enter into the debate over same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. In a lecture at an Amnesty International event held as part of the Belfast Pride Festival, Ms Davidson will stress that – just as Scotland has “become a better place” because of same-sex marriage – there are opportunities for Northern Ireland if it extends marriage to same-sex ...

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SPOTY: Murray wins amid Fury furore

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    Scottish tennis star Andy Murray was confirmed as the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year last night. The decision was perhaps unsurprising, given the former Wimbledon winner’s popularity and his success in helping Great Britain win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936. Murray’s SPOTY victory was his second – having previously won the accolade in ...

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Irish presbyterians in “gay ministers” boycott

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    The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has voted to boycott the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly in protest at its recent decision to allow congregations to appoint clergy in civil partnerships. The Belfast Telegraph reports that the Church of Scotland’s vote has angered many Irish presbyterian leaders, who accuse their Scottish counterparts of “mov[ing] away from the historic and ...

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Scottish bakery in mistaken identity mix-up

Ashers Bakery in Nairn

A Scottish bakery has been mistaken for a Northern Irish bakery at the centre of a legal controversy about anti-gay discrimination. Ashers Bakery in Nairn has reported receiving several hundred e-mails after being mistaken for the Belfast-based bakery of the same name, which refused to bake a make for a gay man on the grounds of the owners’ “deeply held ...

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