In an exclusive video-interview, Willie Bain, Scottish Labour Party politician, and Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow North East says further devolution will help strengthen LGBTI equality across the UK and fight economic discrimination.
Bain said: “Devolution has meant for many LGBT people, social and political rights and equality have been achieved.
“Look at campaigns that have been achieved in solidarity together with people across these islands, the abolition of Section 28, Equal Marriage in both England and Wales and Scotland.”
The Scottish Labour MP underlined his reasons for LGBTI people to vote to stay within the UK but with the prospects of further devolution: “I believe a positive vote for No can strengthen devolution, entrench those social and political rights, but more importantly allow us to deliver on economic equality for LGBT people in Scotland.”
He emphasised that he believes that Scotland within the UK can tackle LGBTI related issues better: “LGBT people from poor backgrounds can often suffer the worst discrimination either in the workplace or school…
“This is why I believe why that cooperation across the UK, bringing down barriers … is better achieved without the construction of new borders.”
Watch the full interview: