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Scotland says no to independence

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Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters conclusively rejected independence. With 31 of the country’s 32 council areas having declared after Thursday’s vote, the “No” has a majority lead of over 55% (55.3%), while “Yes” over 44% (44.7%). David Cameron, Prime Minister of the UK stated: “Now the debate has been settled for a generation. There ...

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KaleidoScot Referendum LiveBlog

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KaleidoScot, your dedicated Scottish LGBTI news site, is bringing you a full night of Referendum coverage, in a first for LGBTI news in Scotland, through our LiveBlog. Follow our the reporting of our team, Dan Littauer, Stuart Duffy, Nathan Sparling, Harry Dozier, Rob McDowall, Andrew Page and Nicola Hunter Page as they update the blog live.  

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Willie Bain: A No vote would strengthen devolution and LGBTI equality

Willie Bain

In an exclusive video-interview, Willie Bain, Scottish Labour Party politician, and Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow North East says further devolution will help strengthen LGBTI equality across the UK and fight economic discrimination. Bain said: “Devolution has meant for many LGBT people, social and political rights and equality have been achieved. “Look at campaigns that have been achieved in ...

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Joe FitzPatrick: Independence an opportunity for a fairer Scotland

Joe FitzPatrick

In an exclusive video-interview, Scottish government minister, Joe FitzPatrick, talks about the prospects for Scotland’s independence and being one of its high profiled out gay men. FitzPatrick said: “I think the great … progress that Scotland has made, when I was appointed a minister, my sexuality was pretty irrelevant… That’s the kind of progress I hope we are going to ...

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Judith Fisher – A more equal society is possible, together

Judith Fisher

Out lesbian Scottish Glasgow Labour Councillor, Judith Fisher, speaks with KaleidoScot about her reasons for voting that Scotland stays within United Kingdom. I’ll be voting No on Thursday because we achieve more by working together for change. We have more in common with people in Liverpool or in Newcastle, than divides us.  We already manage our Health Service, Education and ...

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Should Scotland follow the Norwegian example?

Norway and Equality

Lee Harley is studying for a doctorate in Scandinavian Studies. Fluent in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, Lee has spent several years living in Scandinavia and has developed an interest in Nordic politics and culture. A proponent of a “sensible debate” on Scottish independence, Lee talks to KaleidoScot to explain why he thinks the Norwegian social, political and economic model is ...

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Referendum Comment: ‘Stronger together for equality’ says campaigner

Better Together want to keep the country united

As the Scottish Independence debate enters its final few days, we speak to LGBT Together campaigner, Darren Young, who tells us, in his own words, what this momentous decision means for him. Scotland – a nation built upon ideas and the strength and will of its people. I love Scotland, I really do but that’s why I’m voting No on ...

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KaleidoScot Poll: majority of LGBTI Scots back independence

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An overwhelming majority of LGBTI Scots have backed independence in KaleidoScot’s exclusive Referendum Poll. With over 1000 people taking part, its the largest survey of LGBTI people during the Referendum campaign, 85% of the respondents have backed independence. KaleidoScot has been running a series of features and interviews in the final weeks of the campaign, including calls from MSP’s Drew ...

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Drew Smith urges LGBTI Scots to vote to stay within the UK

Drew Smith MSP

In an exclusive video-interview Drew Smith MSP has urged Scotland’s LGBTI community to vote for remaining in the United Kingdom in the 18 September referendum as well as take part in KaleidoScot’s poll. Smith, who is the Scottish Labour’s Shadow Minister on Social Justice, said that by voting No “we can continue Scotland’s devolution journey, within the UK” not only ...

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Patrick Harvie urges LGBTI Scots to vote Yes

Patrick Harvie

In an exclusive video-interview, out bisexual Patrick Harvie MSP has urged Scotland’s LGBTI community to vote for independence in the 18 September referendum as well as take part in KaleidoScot’s poll. Harvie, who is the co-convener of the Scottish Green party, said that “there are real opportunities from YES vote for Scotland to lead the way” in terms of LGBTI ...

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