Tuesday , 23 July 2019

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Call for First Minister to condemn Commonwealth homophobia

Peter Tatchell, Frank Mugish and other LGBTI activists urge Commonwealth to decriminalise same-sex acts

Human rights activists from around the Commonwealth have called for action on homophobia in the Commonwealth, while Peter Tatchell has directly called upon the First Minister to condemn it. “We are asking Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, to express his grave concern at the persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex (LGBTI) people in 42 of the 53 Commonwealth ...

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Queen gives royal approval to equal marriage in Scotland

Queen Elizabeth approves Scotland equal marriage

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday gave her royal stamp of approval to Scotland’s Marriage and Civil Partnership Act 2014, clearing the way for same-sex marriage to begin by the end of the year. The Scottish Parliament announced Thursday that the Queen had signed the bill on Wednesday. Her approval was largely a formality, but the last step necessary ...

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Scotland votes for equal marriage

Scotland votes for equal marriage

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scotland becomes the 17th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage, after the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill by an overwhelming majority. 105 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) voted in favor, 18 objected and 0 abstained. Five last minute amendments putting limits on the Marriage Equality bill, by ...

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Scotland school chaplain sacked for saying gay is a ‘perversion,’ ‘disorder’

Scotland school chaplain sacked for saying gay is a ‘perversion,’ ‘disorder’

GLASGOW, Scotland — A Church of Scotland chaplain has been sacked from a Glasgow school after describing being gay as a “perversion” and “disorder” during a discussion about marriage equality. Reverend Donald Michael MacInnes made the comments on a Facebook page of Glasgow Gaelic School’s, in reference to the Scottish Government’s proposed equal marriage legislation, reported the Evening Times. “The ...

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