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Tag Archives: Gay Marriage

Ruth Davidson delivers Amnesty International Lecture: From Scotland with Love

Ruth Davidson

  This evening Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson delivered the Amnesty International Lecture in Belfast as part of the city’s Pride Festival. Addressing people from across Northern Ireland’s political and faith communities about Scotland’s journey before and after the passing of equal marriage legislation, Ms Davidson leader outlined how equal marriage changed her own life, and those of others across the country. She praised Holyrood ...

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David Coburn: “equality Nazis stopped a referendum on gay marriage”

David Coburn

David Coburn, the leader of UKIP in Scotland blamed “equality nazis” for stopping a referendum on “gay marriage” “like in Ireland”. UKIP Scotland’s leader and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) tweeted at Nicola Sturgeon saying: ”I wanted a referendum on gay marriage like Ireland the equality nazis stopped that.” @mjkeatings @SoarAlba59 @theSNP @NicolaSturgeon I wanted a referendum on gay ...

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Slovenia says NO to same sex marriage

Map and Flag of Slovenia

  Slovenia has rejected a move to legislate same sex marriage in a public referendum that was held on Sunday. Almost two thirds of voters have rejected in the referendum same sex marriage as well as the right to adopt children. However, only 36.2% of the electorate turned out to vote, which, activists say, has probably affected the outcome. Referring to the low ...

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Northern Ireland MLAs vote for same-sex marriage – but motion vetoed by DUP

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Northern Ireland’s Stormont voted today for marriage equality but the move was blocked by The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). For the first time in five over the last three years the bill received a majority of MLAs vote: 53 voted for and 52 voted against marriage equality. However the motion was blocked because the DUP tabled a ‘petition of concern’ ...

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Congratulations! Scotland allows conversion of overseas same-sex civil partnerships into marriages

Rainbow lights on Edinburgh Castle

Same-sex civil partnerships from outside Scotland can now be converted into equal marriage, from this morning. Couples who have a civil partnership registered abroad or elsewhere in the UK can from today marry in Scotland, thanks to an extension to existing legislation. From Monday 2 November, civil partners registered outside Scotland will be able to change their relationship to a ...

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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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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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Ruth Davidson: I want to marry my girlfriend in Ireland

Ruth Davidson

Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, Ruth Davidson, said she would like to marry her partner in Ireland if the country votes for marriage equality. During a joint radio interview with her partner Jen Wilson, her Irish partner, Davidson said they woul d like to get married in Ireland and that Wilson is “desperate” for a Yes vote on Friday. ...

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Former moderator hopes Kirk will conduct same-sex marriages

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A former Church of Scotland moderator has spoken of his hope that gay people would be able to get married in the Church of Scotland during his lifetime. The Very Rev Andrew McLellan, who is 70, was speaking to the Press and Journal of his frustration at the Kirk’s inability to move “much faster” to catch up with the new ...

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New equalities minister opposed same-sex marriage

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Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed Caroline Dinenage to serve as the new equalities minister. Mr Cameron confirmed on twitter that she will have a dual role, and will also act as Parliamentary under secretary of state at the Ministry of Justice. The appointment is controversial as Ms Dinenage, MP for Gosport, voted against marriage equality in 2013. At the ...

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