Tuesday , 23 July 2019

Tag Archives: Nicola Sturgeon

EU importance to LGBTI rights stressed by Sturgeon’s veto call

Nicola Sturgeon

A call by Nicola Sturgeon, the incoming first minister, for safeguarding Scotland’s place in the European Union (EU) if the UK votes to leave it, has sparked a debate on how it might be achieved and highlighting its importance to LGBTI rights. Sturgeon said it would be “democratically indefensible” for Scotland to be taken out of EU against its will, during ...

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LGBTI SNP members write to leadership candidates

The SNP’s LGBTI membership wing, Out for Independence, have written to the three candidates for deputy leader of the party and Nicola Sturgeon, the sole candidate to succeed Alex Salmond as leader and First Minister of Scotland, seeking their views on a range of issues important to LGBTI people in Scotland. The letters, sent to all candidates, Angela Constance MSP, Keith ...

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Quotas to ensure LGBTI Holyrood representation?

Holyrood

A new cross-party campaign has been established to facilitate greater gender equality and representation within the Scottish parliament, we ask: would LGBTI people benefit from a similar measure? A newly established 50-50 campaign aims to “tackle inequality and push for measures to give women access to the positions that are currently unfairly and structurally dominated by men”, and is the ...

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Scotland votes for equal marriage

Scotland votes for equal marriage

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scotland becomes the 17th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage, after the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill by an overwhelming majority. 105 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) voted in favor, 18 objected and 0 abstained. Five last minute amendments putting limits on the Marriage Equality bill, by ...

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