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Tag Archives: Equality Network

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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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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Jim Murphy: “We can’t rest until there is full equality”

KaleidoScot has invited the five candidates for Scottish Labour’s leadership and deputy leadership to share their respective visions for advancing LGBTI rights in Scotland, in our final interview with speak with Jim Murphy MP, who is vying for the leadership of the party. KaledioScot: What would you do to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in school? Jim: Stonewall Scotland has ...

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Smith Commission: Equality not devolved to Scotland


The Smith Commission report launched on Wednesday has not recommended full devolution of equality legislation to the Scottish Parliament, reserving the Equality Act 2010 to Westminster. According to the Smith Commission Report, Section 60, “The Equality Act 2010 will remain reserved. The powers of the Scottish Parliament will include, but not be limited to, the introduction of gender quotas in respect ...

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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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Scotland to host major conference for transgender and intersex rights

Scottish Transgender Alliance

Between Friday 31 October and Sunday 2 November, the Equality Network and Scottish Transgender Alliance’s (STA) Trans and Intersex Conference of the Isles takes place at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh. Thanks to funding from VisitScotland, the Scottish Government and Edinburgh University, the event is bringing together over 150 trans and intersex people from across the UK and ...

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STA to host trans and intersex training opportunity

  The Scottish Transgender Alliance, in partnership with the Equality Network, will be hosting a Trans and Intersex Equality Training Seminar in Edinburgh on Friday 31 October. It will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm, at the John McIntyre Conference Centre. Scottish Transgender Alliance is a recognised training provider on trans and intersex equality and human rights. The training seminar will ...

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Scotland to celebrate first LGBTI marriage this Hogmanay

Scotland's First Same-Sex Marriage this Hogmanay!

The first same sex marriage ceremonies in Scotland are expected to go ahead from this Hogmanay, announced today the Scottish Government. The government have also announced that couples who wish to convert their existing civil partnerships to marriage will be able to do so, free of charge for the first year, as soon as the law comes into force on ...

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Alex Salmond supporter of LGBTI rights, to resign

Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond stated that he is to stand down as Scotland’s First Minister and Scottish National party leader. Salmond who has been committed to equality legislation and promoting LGBTI rights announced his resignation after the Yes campaign failed to secure a majority in Thursday’s referendum. Speaking to a press conference in his official residence of Bute House he said he ...

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