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Tag Archives: Humanist Society Scotland

Scotland celebrates equal marriage

The first same-sex couples tied the knot at the stroke of midnight in Scotland’s first equal marriage ceremonies. The first two weddings both took place at the same time in Glasgow, when Joe Schofield and Malcolm Brown (both 42) were married in a humanist ceremony at the Trades Hall, and Susan (54) and Gerrie Douglas-Scott (59), were also married in a ...

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‘Cautious welcome’ for RSHP guidance from Scottish humanists

Today the Scottish Government have published new guidance on the Conduct of Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) Education. The Humanist Society Scotland have issued a ‘cautious welcome’, you can see our full response here. Whilst I think there is much about this guidance to welcome, such as the guidance that schools should acknowledge ‘lesbian, gay and bisexual relationships in a ...

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Church RSHPE opt-out proposal criticised

The Scottish Government will be publishing its new guidelines on Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education (RSHPE) for young people in Scottish schools within the next few days. The Scottish Government describes RSHPE as “an integral part of the health and wellbeing area of the schools curriculum in Scotland”, which aims to ensure that “children and young people gain knowledge ...

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The Smith Commission: Implications for LGBTI equality in education


The Smith Commission published it’s long-awaited report today into the devolution of further responsibilities to the Scottish Parliament. The Humanist Society Scotland issued an official response in which we broadly welcomed further devolution, and the proposed measures to make the Scottish Parliament a permanent feature of the UK constitutional settlement. As a campaigning organisation with equality at the heart of ...

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LGBTI equality in education – setting the record straight!

On Monday 3 November, the Humanist Society Scotland launched a campaign to reform the way RSHPE (Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education) is taught in schools. The guidance, which was last reviewed after the repeal of Section 2A, was now – in the wake of the introduction of marriage equality – to be again reviewed. We welcomed the opportunity to ...

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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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