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Gay UKIP MEP to challenge Salmond

David Coburn

UKIP’s only MEP in Scotland has intimated he will stand against the former Scottish First Minister in the 2015 General Election. David Coburn, who is openly gay, revealed plans to contest the Gordon constituency in an interview with Scotland on Sunday. The constituency is currently held by Lib Dem Sir Malcolm Bruce, who will be retiring at the election. Alex ...

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Gretna Green Anvil dedicated to gay marriage

GretnaGreen

A new anvil at a world famous wedding venue has been dedicated to same-sex couples. The Famous Blacksmith Shop in Gretna Green, which has been host to countless thousands of weddings down the years, unveiled a new rainbow anvil on Wednesday to commemorate the legalisation of gay marriage. The historic wedding venue had held a competition to design a new ...

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New guide to same-sex marriage in Scotland launched

A new guide to same-sex marriage and civil partnership in Scotland has been launched on Thursday to mark the start of Scotland’s equal marriage law. 10,000 copies of the guide have been published by the Equality Network to explain to same-sex couples how they can register a marriage or civil partnership in Scotland, and to inform LGBTI people about their ...

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Survey reveals majority of Scotland back equal marriage

Jerry Slater and Larry Lamont who will get married after Hogmanay

A total of 68% of Scotland’s residents believe LGBTI couples should have the right to marry; showing support for marriage equality is at a record high and opposition at a record low. The ScotCen Social Research’s Scottish Social Attitudes Survey findings were released to mark the first same-sex marriages coming into force in Scotland. According to the survey 68% of ...

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First Scottish gay couple becomes married

Douglas Pretsell and Peter Gloster

The first Scottish gay couple have become legally married after the country’s historic equal marriage legislation came into effect at midnight today. Douglas Pretsell and Peter Gloster, converted their Scottish civil partnership to a Scottish marriage at the British Consulate in Melbourne, Australia, as soon as the law came into effect at one minute past midnight UK time (11.01am Australian Eastern ...

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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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Kezia Dugdale: “fairness is at the heart of our policies”

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The candidates for leader and deputy leader of Scottish Labour have agreed to speak to KaleidoScot, answering questions in respect to what they aim to do to support LGBTI rights and further equality in Scotland. In our second interview, Kezia Dugdale MSP, who is vying for the deputy leadership with Katy Clark MP, explains exclusively to KaleidoScot how she hopes to ...

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Tory MSP: Ordaining gay minsters to “weaken” Church of Scotland

Alex Johnstone MSP

Alex Johnstone MSP has claimed giving congregations the discretion to appoint gay ministers would “ultimately weaken” the Church of Scotland, reported Press and Journal. Members of the Church of Scotland and equality campaigners have criticised the MSP, saying that as a politician he must not try and interfere with Church matters and try to influence the vote. Johnstone, who is ...

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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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