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ILGA Europe reacts to EU referendum result

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    ILGA-Europe, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Association working for human rights of LGBTI people in Europe, has issued a statement in the aftermath of the UK’s EU referendum result. British voters supported withdrawing from the EU by a margin of 52% – 48%. The LGBTI rights organisation, which represents over 400 member organisations in ...

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Slovenia says NO to same sex marriage

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  Slovenia has rejected a move to legislate same sex marriage in a public referendum that was held on Sunday. Almost two thirds of voters have rejected in the referendum same sex marriage as well as the right to adopt children. However, only 36.2% of the electorate turned out to vote, which, activists say, has probably affected the outcome. Referring to the low ...

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Marriage Equality arrives in Ireland – What Now?

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Earlier this year Ireland held and passed what would soon become an absolutely historic and globally influential referendum. On 22nd May the people of Ireland went to the polls and overwhelmingly voted in favour of the legalisation of same sex marriage. Cementing Ireland as the first country ever to legalise same sex marriage by popular vote. The Irish Presidential Commission, ...

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Scottish Tory leader and partner call for Irish same-sex marriage YES vote

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The Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, and her Irish partner Jen Wilson, have urged Irish voters to back same-sex marriage in the forthcoming referendum. Ireland will take to the polls on 22nd May in a referendum that appears too close to call, almost two decades after homosexuality was finally decriminalised in the Republic. The issue of same-sex marriage has loomed ...

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Scottish Green Party endorses LGBTI rights of English Greens

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  The Scottish Green Party pledged to endorse the LGBTI rights policies of the Green Party of England and Wales‘ manifesto. The Scottish Green Party manifesto, launched on 30 March, focuses on three key themes – to end poverty; to keep public services in public hands and to give more power to local communities, mentioning only in passing LGBTI rights. The Scottish Greens are ...

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Morrissey at SSE Hydro says YES Scotland

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Morrissey, one of our most renowned singer icons who revealed having a same-sex partner in his 2013 autobiography, gave a spectacular performance at SSE Hydro, Glasgow and also voiced his support for Scottish independence. The Smiths was the soundtrack of my late teens and has been one of my favourite bands since then. Morrissey’s voice and lyrics brings me back ...

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Gay club boss fears Yes vote would be a ‘disaster’

Nightclub owner says Yes vote would be a 'disaster'

  As the Polling Places close and Ballot boxes are sent for counting, we hear from nightclub boss and owner of AXM Club in Glasgow, Haydn Pope, who says he fears a Yes vote will be a “disaster” and could hurt business with an increase in operating costs. The Welsh businessman, who also owns AXM in Manchester as well as ...

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KaleidoScot set for full Referendum coverage

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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. We have correspondents across the country bringing you comment and reaction to the 32 local authority declarations as they come through, together with the latest from the National Count Centre, where the final declaration of the ...

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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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Boyband records Scottish anthem ahead of referendum

REWIND release new single 'Caledonia' to bring Scotland together again

Scots boyband REWIND have released a new single ahead of the Scottish Independence Referendum.  In order to mark the historic Independence vote which will decide Scotland’s future, REWIND release their version of the Dougie MacLean 1977 classic “Caledonia”. An unofficial anthem of Scotland, the song speaks of the draw and power of Caledonia, the name the Romans gave to the land ...

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