Main | Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Scotland To Introduce Marriage Bill

After weeks of hedging, today comes word that Scotland's government will indeed introduce its bill for equal marriage.
The government will bring forward legislation that would allow gay couples to marry in civil ceremonies and religious ceremonies where faiths choose to permit it. The majority of MSPs have pledged to support such a change in the law. The law would make Scotland the first part of the UK to allow gay couples to wed and would remove the need for trans people to divorce and form civil partnerships if they transition while married. Tom French, Policy Coordinator for the Equality Network, said: “Today is a proud day for Scotland. The Scottish Government have shown their determination to make Scotland a more progressive country. With cross-party support for equality in the Scottish Parliament we would expect that this change can be passed next year.
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