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Tag Archives: same-sex marriage

Gay couple told: “we can’t allow people like you here”


A Scottish same-sex couple have spoken of how a wedding venue refused to host their marriage ceremony – simply because they are gay. Speaking to the Daily Record, Stephen and John Devaney explained that Susan Cottam – who owns the popular Loch Lomond Waterfront – told them that “we can’t allow people like you here” Stephen and John believe that ...

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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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Ayrshire couple have dream wedding


A couple from Ayrshire delighted after not only having a dream wedding, but also making history as part of the first same-sex couple to marry in Ayrshire. Kayley Mackenzie, from Irvine, married Kirsten Snaddon, from Ayr, in the Ayrshire’s first gay marriage on Thursday 29th January. The wedding was conducted at Ayr Registry Office and attended by the couple’s family ...

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Over 500 same-sex weddings have taken place so far


Over 500 same-sex couples have tied the knot in Scotland since Hogmanay, official statistics show. The Scottish Government has confirmed that, as of yesterday, 507 same-sex marriages have taken place including conversions from civil partnerships. The figures confirm the popularity and success of the new legislation, which allowed for same sex weddings from Hogmanay – and for civil partnerships to ...

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First UK gay pagan wedding held in Scotland

Tom Lanting and Iain Robertson - Cherrie Coutts Photography

The UK’s first Pagan same-sex wedding took place in Edinburgh, Scotland on Sunday as Tom Lanting (34) and Iain Robertson (39) tied the knot. The couple, who have been together for 12 years, are both Hedge Witches and live in Edinbrugh. They were married in front of family and friends in the 16th century vaulted cellars of Marlin’s Wynd by ...

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First Minister shares special message for same-sex couples

Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s First Minister has issued a special message on the eve of the first same-sex ceremonies to be held in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon, speaking in a video produced for the Equality Network, expressed her personal congratulations to same-sex couples who are due to tie the knot shortly after midnight. The First Minister also commented on the momentous legislation that has ...

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One leap of faith after another


During Christmas we recall the familiar story of Joseph and a very-pregnant Mary returning to his hometown of Bethlehem, where Mary gives birth to Jesus and ‘laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the upper guest room,’ according to Luke 2:7. The Greek word kataluma, meaning ‘upper room’ or ‘guest room,’ is correctly translated ...

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Gretna Green Anvil dedicated to gay marriage


A new anvil at a world famous wedding venue has been dedicated to same-sex couples. The Famous Blacksmith Shop in Gretna Green, which has been host to countless thousands of weddings down the years, unveiled a new rainbow anvil on Wednesday to commemorate the legalisation of gay marriage. The historic wedding venue had held a competition to design a new ...

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Kirk votes to support gay clergy ordination


The Church of Scotland has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal to allow local congregations to choose a minister who is gay and in a civil partnership. The Church’s 46 Scottish presbyteries have been consulted on the matter and have spent the last few months voting on the compromise position put forward by the General Assembly in May. 32 ...

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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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