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Equal Marriage now legal in Scotland

Scotland’s historic equal marriage legislation came into effect at midnight today. In February, Scotland became the 17th Country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage after the Scottish Parliament passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 by an overwhelming 105 votes to 18, the third strongest majority for any same-sex marriage legislation in the world. The Act received Royal Assent in March and the Scottish Government has since been implementing the new law, including passing the necessary secondary legislation Read more…

Record Support for Same-Sex Marriage in Scotland

On the day that Scotland’s historic equal marriage legislation comes into effect a new study by ScotCen Social Research reveals that public support for same-sex marriage in Scotland is at a record high and opposition at a record low. The 2014 Scottish Social Attitudes survey published today has revealed that 68% of people in Scotland now agree that same-sex couples should have the right to marry while 17% remain opposed – a majority of four to one. The Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, Read more…

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