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Caithness minister backs equality and rejects homophobia

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A Caithness Church of Scotland minister has criticised his presbytery’s decision to oppose the appointment of ministers in same-sex marriages. Rev John Nugent, who is minster of Wick St Fergus Church, said: “I object strongly to the language used by some people at the presbytery meeting.” He added: “Injustice and inequality have become the norm for people in same-sex relationships. ...

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Congratulations Ireland: From today same-sex couples can marry

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Ireland’s same-sex couples can now marry after marriage equality has been signed into law last week. Existing same-sex marriages registered abroad will be immediately recognised in Ireland, while other couples can now register their intention to marry. A referendum in May this year saw 62% of voters say ‘Yes’ to marriage equality, which lead to the legislation of the Marriage ...

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Ukraine vote gives greater protection for LGBTI citizens

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  Sexual orientation and gender identity have been included as protected grounds in the anti-discrimination section of Ukraine’s revised Labour Code. Effectively, this means that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender will become illegal. This important milestone for LGBTI people in Ukraine was reached when 234 members of Ukraine’s parliament, the Rada, voted to add the anti-discrimination clause ...

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Northern Ireland MLAs vote for same-sex marriage – but motion vetoed by DUP

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Northern Ireland’s Stormont voted today for marriage equality but the move was blocked by The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). For the first time in five over the last three years the bill received a majority of MLAs vote: 53 voted for and 52 voted against marriage equality. However the motion was blocked because the DUP tabled a ‘petition of concern’ ...

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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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Belief Matters ………… or Not?

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Belief Matters …. or Not? Here at KaleidoScot, we’ve decided we would try out a new idea – to look at different Belief systems, Faiths, Traditions and Customs. Alongside this, we may look at different forms of Spirituality and ways in which people connect with their inner souls or spirits. Some of the questions we could try to address are ...

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Pope Francis: denying same-sex marriage licences is “human right”

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  The Pope has stated that government officials have a “human right” to refuse to carry out a duty on conscience grounds, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals. Reuters reports that Pope Francis made the comments when he spoke to reporters after returning home from a tour of the USA and Cuba. During his time in the States, His ...

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Same-sex wedding blessed in Dundee Cathedral

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A gay couple have had their same-sex wedding blessed at a ceremony in St Paul’s Cathedral in Dundee, the first of its kind to take place in the historic church. Paul Hastie and Steven Gray were married recently in Dundee’s registry office but, being Christians, also wanted their union celebrated in church. The Scottish Episcopal Church agreed to bless their ...

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Church moves towards hosting same-sex marriages

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A UK-wide Church has taken a signficant step closer to conducting same-sex marriages after a vote at its General Assembly on Saturday. The United Reformed Church, which has 47 congregations in Scotland, discussed how to respond to recent legislative changes in relation to same-sex marriage. The substantive resolution being debated suggested that “it is not possible for the denomination to ...

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Episcopal Church Scotland commits to same-sex marriage

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The Scottish Episcopal Church has passed a historic motion that could lead it to commit its clergy to conduct same-sex marriage. The church’s General Synod voted to start a process that will enable it to  “decide whether to bring same-sex marriage into its life theologically and liturgically”. The vote followed a lengthy and detailed discussion on the nature of marriage (theological doctrine committee) ...

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