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Statement about EU referendum: UK has voted to leave; Scotland backs Remain

EU and Scottish flagsIn yesterday’s referendum, every one of the 32 council areas in Scotland voted to remain in the EU. Overall, Scotland voted by 62% to 38% in favour of remaining in the EU:

However, the UK as a whole voted in the referendum to leave the EU. Overall, Leave received 52% of the UK’s votes, while 48% voted in favour of Remaining in the EU:

 Tim Hopkins of the Equality Network stated: “To our friends in other European countries, in the EU and the rest of Europe, we promise to continue to work with you so that together we can continue to promote LGBTI equality right across Europe.”

We will keep monitoring the situation and update here in due course, as more information becomes available.

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