Tuesday , 21 February 2017

Tag Archives: Equal Marriage

Ruth Davidson delivers Amnesty International Lecture: From Scotland with Love

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  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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David Coburn: “equality Nazis stopped a referendum on gay marriage”

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David Coburn, the leader of UKIP in Scotland blamed “equality nazis” for stopping a referendum on “gay marriage” “like in Ireland”. UKIP Scotland’s leader and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) tweeted at Nicola Sturgeon saying: ”I wanted a referendum on gay marriage like Ireland the equality nazis stopped that.” @mjkeatings @SoarAlba59 @theSNP @NicolaSturgeon I wanted a referendum on gay ...

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Slovenia says NO to same sex marriage

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  Slovenia has rejected a move to legislate same sex marriage in a public referendum that was held on Sunday. Almost two thirds of voters have rejected in the referendum same sex marriage as well as the right to adopt children. However, only 36.2% of the electorate turned out to vote, which, activists say, has probably affected the outcome. Referring to the low ...

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Guernsey votes to introduce same-sex marriage

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Marriage equality is set to be introduced in Guernsey after a vote by the island’s government today. The motion to introduce same-sex marriage was approved by an overwhelming majority of the Policy Council, with 37 for and 7 against. Two alternative options for introducing same-sex civil partnerships or bringing in a single legal form for all – Union Civile – ...

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What should the campaign for Scottish trans-equality look like?

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  It’s a serious question. In an ideal world there would be a populist mass-movement pressing for positive change as there was for same-marriage, but that isn’t going to happen for trans-equality because there simply aren’t that many of us. With the Scottish Government signalling that it is potentially going to tackle the issue of legislative trans-equality in the next ...

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SQIFF presents: I Do?

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  Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) is putting on a season of cinema to mark the first anniversary of Equal Marriage in Scotland on 16th December. Four events lead up to the anniversary date at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow. Films have been chosen to offer a variety of perspectives on marriage and LGBTIQ issues and include: ...

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Scottish government launches new Human Rights campaign

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    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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Northern Irish gay couple among first to marry in Republic

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The first same-sex wedding has taken place in the Republic of Ireland – and a Northern Irish couple were among the first to be able to call each other “husband and husband”. Tony and Darren Day, from County Antrim, had their wedding celebration in County Monaghan on Saturday. However, as same-sex marriage is not yet legalised – or recognised – ...

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Congratulations Ireland: From today same-sex couples can marry

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Ireland’s same-sex couples can now marry after marriage equality has been signed into law last week. Existing same-sex marriages registered abroad will be immediately recognised in Ireland, while other couples can now register their intention to marry. A referendum in May this year saw 62% of voters say ‘Yes’ to marriage equality, which lead to the legislation of the Marriage ...

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Northern Ireland MLAs vote for same-sex marriage – but motion vetoed by DUP

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Northern Ireland’s Stormont voted today for marriage equality but the move was blocked by The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). For the first time in five over the last three years the bill received a majority of MLAs vote: 53 voted for and 52 voted against marriage equality. However the motion was blocked because the DUP tabled a ‘petition of concern’ ...

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