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Alex Neil: Equal marriage for a progressive Scotland

In an exclusive interview, KaleidoScot talks with Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights, ahead of equal marriage law coming into effect on Tuesday, about its historic significance. From Tuesday 16 December same-sex couples can give a 15 days notice to marry, those in civil partnerships will be able convert to marriage, and couples with foreign ...

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When Larry met Jerry, a 20-year journey to equal marriage

Jerry Slater and Larry Lamont can finally get married!

In an exclusive interview with KaleidoScot, Larry Lamont (81) and Jerry Slater (58), a gay couple from Kirkcudbright, tell their journey from a blind date meeting to their future marriage after Hogmanay, this year. We caught up with Larry and Jerry earlier this week at celebration on Calton Hill, where the Scottish Government together with the Equality Network heralded the announcement ...

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Scottish parliament welcomes LGBTI marriage date


Out gay SNP MSP, Marco Biagi, lodged a Motion stating the Scottish parliament welcomes the announcement same-sex marriage “will come into effect on 31 December 2014,” receiving cross party support, yesterday. It also noted that, from that date, it will be possible for same-sex couples in Scotland to have a civil marriage ceremony or a religious or belief based ceremony. The ...

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Scotland to celebrate first LGBTI marriage this Hogmanay

Scotland's First Same-Sex Marriage this Hogmanay!

The first same sex marriage ceremonies in Scotland are expected to go ahead from this Hogmanay, announced today the Scottish Government. The government have also announced that couples who wish to convert their existing civil partnerships to marriage will be able to do so, free of charge for the first year, as soon as the law comes into force on ...

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Scotland’s Catholic Church bans pro LGBTI theologian Tina Beattie

Prof Tina Beattie banned by the CDF

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh banned Tina Beattie, a theologian supportive of LGBTI inclusion, from speaking at a Scottish Catholic event. Beattie, a Catholic studies professor at the University of Roehampton was to address the Edinburgh Circle of the Newman Association this month before the Archbishop banned her from speaking. In a letter quoted by The Tablet ...

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Affirmation Scotland – seeking to create a more inclusive church


The Rev Lindsay Biddle is a character more colourful than the rainbow flag. A  writer of hymns, blogs and novels, and a Presbyterian minister, Lindsay has experienced first-hand the humanity-diminishing effects of segregation while growing up in the Southern United States. Now ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA) – which has recently declared its support for same-sex marriage – Lindsay ...

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Queen gives royal approval to equal marriage in Scotland

Queen Elizabeth approves Scotland equal marriage

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday gave her royal stamp of approval to Scotland’s Marriage and Civil Partnership Act 2014, clearing the way for same-sex marriage to begin by the end of the year. The Scottish Parliament announced Thursday that the Queen had signed the bill on Wednesday. Her approval was largely a formality, but the last step necessary ...

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