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Congratulations Scotland: One year to Equal Marriage and counting

Equal marriage came into effect in Scotland a year ago today. Around 2000 same-sex couples have married during the year. Paul Coleshill and Tony Ozell, as well as Scott and David Barclay were one of the first couples in Scotland to convert their civil partnership to marriage at the Glasgow City Council Registration Office as soon as it opened a ...

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Scotland over the rainbow or the “enlightened” myth?

Pink Saltire

Scotland’s culture is so overwhelmingly positive towards LGBTI rights, and “enlightened” to the point that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are increasingly attracted to living here. So suggests report in the The National, published on Friday, which claims that findings show that over 30 percent of those identifying as LGB have come to Scotland from elsewhere. The report draws on ...

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Scottish government launches new Human Rights campaign


    The Scottish government has today launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of human rights. Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Alex Neil, launched the Fly The Flag for Human Rights campaign this morning in Edinburgh with equal marriage campaigners Susan and Gerrie Douglas-Scott. Fly The Flag aims to change the image of human rights and ...

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Trans activist wins top prize at Icon Awards

The ICON Awards

A celebrated transgender activist has won Scotland’s first Icon Award. Big-hearted Jennie Robertson, who for many years has volunteered to offer support to trans people in what are often very challenging circumstances, was given the top award at the flamboyant ceremony in Glasgow. Jennie was “absolutely delighted” with the recognition, but insisted that “the main thing” is to continue supporting ...

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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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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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