Friday , 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: Equal Marriage

Moray bishop: I once loved a man and I support marriage equality

Bishop Mark Strange

The Scottish Episcopal Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness has called for the Church to vote for marriage equality, revealing he once was in love with another man. The Right Reverend Mark Strange decided to speak out about his own past to prove that “love was love” in support of the ongoing debate within the Scottish Episcopal Church about solemnising marriage between ...

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Equal Marriage Scotland: Over 800 couples said “I Do”

Gerrie and Susan Douglas-Scott

Over 800 same-sex couples have taken their new right to tie the knot since equal marriage has been legalised in Scotland. Figures just released by National Records of Scotland show that 829 same-sex couples married in Scotland between 16th December 2014 and 31st March 2015. That’s 367 in December, and 462 in January to March. One in eight marriage in Scotland ...

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LGBTI people ‘at heart of Conservative manifesto’?

Scottish Conservative Party

The Conservative Party’s manifesto, while not including large sections on LGBTI rights as others have done, makes some very definite commitments to LGBTI equality. While other parties have gone as far as publishing dinstinct LGBTI manifestos, the Conservatives believe they have no need to do this. The LGBTory website states: “The Conservative Party has put LGBT people at the heart ...

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Nick Clegg responds to Coalition for Marriage accusation

Nick Clegg

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has issued a response to a poster from Coalition for Marriage, which criticised his role in making same-sex marriage a reality. He responded on twitter after the group released a poster claiming that “Nick Clegg forced same-sex marriage on Britain”. The Deputy Prime Minister tweeted: “Don’t think I’ve actually forced anyone into a same-sex marriage ...

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Pro-equality bishop to visit Scotland

The Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson has been a consistent advocate for LGBTI rights

An outspoken and controverial bishop will be visiting Scotland on Saturday. The Right Revd Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham, has been a vocal supporter of marriage equality and LGBTI rights more generally.  He is due to deliver a lecture at St John’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, on the subject of Christian Ethics. Last year, he told Pink News that “allowing ...

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Trans Equal Marriage: true diversity, true love

Finlay KS 2

Finlay and Drew, two trans men, who met as a former lesbian couple, Abbie and Kate, are set to marry as gay men in Glasgow in two years’ time, the Daily Record has reported. The two met in a bar in Oxford and have been in a lesbian relationship for just over five years. Finlay Games knew he was trapped ...

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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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First Minister shares special message for same-sex couples

Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s First Minister has issued a special message on the eve of the first same-sex ceremonies to be held in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon, speaking in a video produced for the Equality Network, expressed her personal congratulations to same-sex couples who are due to tie the knot shortly after midnight. The First Minister also commented on the momentous legislation that has ...

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