Scotland’s Gay Marriage Plans

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The government in Scotland, UK, has confirmed it will introduce a bill to allow same-sex marriage within the month. A special consultation on a ‘Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill’ came to an end in March this year, however its findings have yet to be made public.
Scottish ministers have promised to change the law to allow same-sex couples the right to marry whilst also writing in protections for religious groups that do not want to carry out such ceremonies. Both the Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic Church are against the plans, as is expected.… more

Miliband Supports Gay Marriage.

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The UK’s Labour Party leader Ed Miliband thinks  ’Churches and other religious institutions should be free to stage gay weddings’.  The opposition leader said when backing the UK’s Government plans to legislate for same-sex marriages is a sign that Britain is a “modern country”.

However, he has taken a step further than all the ministers of the government in calling for the right to hold same-sex marriages to be extended to faith groups as well.   Miliband recorded a  video for the Out4Marriage campaign, in which he said: “I think, whether you are gay or straight, you should be able to signify your commitment, your love with the term ‘marriage’, and so the Labour Party provides its wholehearted support for this campaign.… more

Scottish Bishops Wants Incest

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A senior bishop in the Catholic church in Scotland has angered many by likening homosexuality to incest. During the rant from the bishop of Aberdeen he suggesting that if the Scottish Government truly believed in equality it would make incest and polygamy legal.
Bishop Hugh Gilbert claimed he ‘loved’ gay people but told the Scottish Catholic Observer: “Why is it alright for a man to marry another man, but not alright for him to marry two women? If we really want equality, why does that equality not extend to nieces who genuinely, truly love their uncles?”

Surprisingly he went further and even suggested incest was commonplace in Aberdeen, “And, if you say that such things don’t happen, that they are mere freaks of nature, extreme examples dreamed up for the sake of argument, I say you need to spend more time in the parish.”
The gay bashing bishop did say that he will continue to work for gay people, just not marry them: “As Bishop of Aberdeen, I know there are gay people amongst the community of the Church.… more

Scotland Says “I Do” To Gay Weddings

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First Country in UK to Introduce Policy

The country that gave you Robert the Bruce and Rob Roy announced plans to become the first jurisdiction in Great Britain to allow same sex marriages .With no referendum, if the bill passes through the Scottish parliament without a hitch, gay couples would be able to legally wed by 2015. The Scottish government says that they are amending UK equalities laws to ensure that celebrants cannot be prosecuted by gay couples if they refuse to take part or speak out against same-sex ceremonies (protection for freedom of speech and freedom of religion).… more