Wednesday , 12 December 2018

Tag Archives: Equal Marriage Scotland

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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Nicola Sturgeon helps Highlands gay couple say I do

Nicola Sturgeon, Pawel Najda and Ian Johnstone

During a public meeting in Oban Pawel Najda asked the help of First Minister to propose to his boyfriend, Ian Johstone. Pawel, who kneeled down and with Nicola’s help proposed to Ian, who delighted them both by answering “I do.” She later took to tweeter stating: Fave moment of #Oban public meeting tonight captured in this pic 1/2… pic.twitter.com/RIVzibyawa — ...

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First UK gay pagan wedding held in Scotland

Tom Lanting and Iain Robertson - Cherrie Coutts Photography

The UK’s first Pagan same-sex wedding took place in Edinburgh, Scotland on Sunday as Tom Lanting (34) and Iain Robertson (39) tied the knot. The couple, who have been together for 12 years, are both Hedge Witches and live in Edinbrugh. They were married in front of family and friends in the 16th century vaulted cellars of Marlin’s Wynd by ...

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Scotland celebrates equal marriage

The first same-sex couples tied the knot at the stroke of midnight in Scotland’s first equal marriage ceremonies. The first two weddings both took place at the same time in Glasgow, when Joe Schofield and Malcolm Brown (both 42) were married in a humanist ceremony at the Trades Hall, and Susan (54) and Gerrie Douglas-Scott (59), were also married in a ...

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When Paul met Tony – a journey to Equal Marriage

Paul Coleshill and Tony Ozell

Paul Coleshill and Tony Ozell, one of the first couples to convert their civil partnership to equal marriage in Scotland, tell KaleidoScot, in an exclusive interview, about their experience, how they met and discuss LGBTI rights in general. Paul and Tony discuss what it means to be finally equal in terms of their relationship having the same legal and social ...

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Free Church attempts to woo anti-gay worshippers

The Free Church of Scotland said it would welcome worshippers who wish to leave with the Church of Scotland over its vote to allow congregations to appoint gay ministers. It further accused the Church of Scotland of “trampling over the Bible” over the vote and questioned “what exactly holds the Church of Scotland together?” A Free Church of Scotland spokesman ...

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Meet Scotland’s first to be gay marriage couple

Malcolm Brown and Joe Schofield are set to become the first gay couple in Scotland to say “I do” and get married. The former DJ and public health worker, both aged 42 years, will make history seconds on Hogmanay, 31 December this year when they will become Scotland’s first married gay couple, reported STV. Brown and Schofield from Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, ...

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David Coburn: gay marriage supporters are “equality Nazis”

David Coburn

Equal marriage supporters have been branded “equality Nazis”, by David Coburn, Scotland’s UKIP Member of the European Parliament (MEP), in an interview with the Huffington Post, UK on Thursday. He said LGBTI equality supporters successfully campaigned for marriage equality that only matters to “some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal frock and dance up the aisle to ...

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Scottish parliament welcomes LGBTI marriage date

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Out gay SNP MSP, Marco Biagi, lodged a Motion stating the Scottish parliament welcomes the announcement same-sex marriage “will come into effect on 31 December 2014,” receiving cross party support, yesterday. It also noted that, from that date, it will be possible for same-sex couples in Scotland to have a civil marriage ceremony or a religious or belief based ceremony. The ...

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Rev David Robertson, my views on LGBTI rights

Rev David Robertson

Rev David Robertson, recently nominated Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, who for the first time writes to a LGBTI publication,  tells KaleidoScot his views on LGBTI Rights, and says he is not anti-gay. Robertson is the minister of Dundee St Peter’s Free Church and director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, he will take up at the ...

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