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First Scottish gay couple becomes married

Douglas Pretsell and Peter Gloster

The first Scottish gay couple have become legally married after the country’s historic equal marriage legislation came into effect at midnight today. Douglas Pretsell and Peter Gloster, converted their Scottish civil partnership to a Scottish marriage at the British Consulate in Melbourne, Australia, as soon as the law came into effect at one minute past midnight UK time (11.01am Australian Eastern ...

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What will the new Scottish Labour leadership do for LGBTI equality?


The Scottish Labour Party has selected Jim Murphy MP to replace Johann Lamont as its leader. Former Scottish Secretary Murphy took 55.7 per cent of the vote to secure a comfortable victory over MSPs Sarah Boyack and Neil Findlay. Kezia Dugdale was also confirmed as the new deputy leader of Scottish Labour, winning 62.9 per cent of the vote in ...

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Church RSHPE opt-out proposal criticised

The Scottish Government will be publishing its new guidelines on Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education (RSHPE) for young people in Scottish schools within the next few days. The Scottish Government describes RSHPE as “an integral part of the health and wellbeing area of the schools curriculum in Scotland”, which aims to ensure that “children and young people gain knowledge ...

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