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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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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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Ireland says a historic YES to Marriage Equality

Yes Ireland

Ireland made history today with an overwhelming majority of the electorate voting YES for marriage equality in its referendum. The results announced from Dublin Castle are an overwhelming vote for Marriage Equality, 62% and 37% against. Over 1.2 million voters backed a Yes vote and only one constituency voted against, with 42 voting in favour. Ireland made history as the Republic became the first country to put to a ...

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Out gay Scottish Minister Marco Biagi to stand down

Marco Biagi

Marco Biagi, out gay SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central, said he would not seek to be re-elected to Holyrood next May as he wants to pursue an academic career. Biagi, 32, who was appointed by Nicola Sturgeon last year as Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment, made his announcement at the Edinburgh Central SNP branch. He is one of ...

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New equalities minister opposed same-sex marriage

rings

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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Nigel Farage: people of faith have a right to “disapprove of gay lifestyle”

Nigel Farage

The leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, said that people of faith should be protected by law to hold their “reasonable” position of disapproving of “gay lifestyle,” on the BBC. Farage defended the “conscience clause” in the party’s Christian manifesto which states: “UKIP opposed same-sex marriage legislation because it impinged upon the beliefs of millions of people of faith. “We will ...

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Trans Equal Marriage: true diversity, true love

Finlay KS 2

Finlay and Drew, two trans men, who met as a former lesbian couple, Abbie and Kate, are set to marry as gay men in Glasgow in two years’ time, the Daily Record has reported. The two met in a bar in Oxford and have been in a lesbian relationship for just over five years. Finlay Games knew he was trapped ...

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Airdrie murder convict to marry in UK’s first jail gay wedding

Full Sutton Prison

Two convicted murderers, one serving life for battering a gay man to death and the other for strangling a male lover are set to make history in being the UK’s first jail gay wedding. Marc Goodwin, 31 and Mikhail Gallatinov, 40, will tie the knot in what is thought to be the UK’s first jail same-sex wedding next month. The wedding ...

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New guide to same-sex marriage in Scotland launched

A new guide to same-sex marriage and civil partnership in Scotland has been launched on Thursday to mark the start of Scotland’s equal marriage law. 10,000 copies of the guide have been published by the Equality Network to explain to same-sex couples how they can register a marriage or civil partnership in Scotland, and to inform LGBTI people about their ...

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Survey reveals majority of Scotland back equal marriage

Jerry Slater and Larry Lamont who will get married after Hogmanay

A total of 68% of Scotland’s residents believe LGBTI couples should have the right to marry; showing support for marriage equality is at a record high and opposition at a record low. The ScotCen Social Research’s Scottish Social Attitudes Survey findings were released to mark the first same-sex marriages coming into force in Scotland. According to the survey 68% of ...

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