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Scottish Lib Dem leader urges Scotland to follow England’s lead on equal marriage

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  1. That There Other David 22 May 2013, 5:18pm

    Indeed. Time for the Holyrood government to start moving their own bill through. No point waiting for the House of Lords to finish down in Westminster.

    BTW, apologies if this is pedantic but Westminster isn’t bringing this in for England, it’s bringing it in for England and Wales. Only foreigners get to make that mistake without being pulled up on it IMO :wink:

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 22 May 2013, 5:41pm

    Hear, hear, Willie Rennie! Scotland is dragging it’s feet. Get it done and over with!

    Last night’s vote, another historic vote with a huge majority is the wake-up call for Scotland to get moving.

    Is it me but has anyone noticed the sudden silence of the Roman cult in all this since O’Brien’s fall from grace? Not even old bloomer-wearing Anne Widdecombe south of the border has opened her bigoted mouth yet. C4M’s prayers weren’t answered so it seems in spite of all the hyperbole and armageddon. Perhaps their god didn’t listen but instead chose to give the nod to London last night. Nice one too!

    1. Sorry, but Widdy HAS done just that. There was some ranting article in a paper today. The Mirror? In all honesty, I can’t recall.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 22 May 2013, 6:44pm

        I figured it was just a matter of time, Sasha. Not that whatever she says is going to do her any good. Sour grapes, tough titties, I say.

        1. “Anne Widdecombe” and “tough titties” in the same comment thread…

          Oh the horror! *Gags*

  3. Christopher Hobe Morrison 22 May 2013, 6:35pm

    Any party that wants the support of gay voters in the upcoming independence referendum should avoid starting their appeal by slapping them in the face.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 22 May 2013, 6:45pm

      Good idea!

  4. Glesga George 22 May 2013, 10:59pm

    Not long ago, it was expected that Scotland would be first with same-sex marriage, so I hope the Scottish bill is still on track. The Scottish Government have already committed themselves to it, so I don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t be on track. And a majority of MSP’s have pledged to vote for same-sex marriage in the Scottish Parliament, so there’s no good reason why it shouldn’t go ahead as planned.

    1. They’re just busy with independence referendum planning. It will go through eventually. Probably with a lot less fuss and drama

      1. Glesga George 23 May 2013, 12:10am

        Hopefully you’re right. I just wonder why Willie Rennie is urging the Scottish Government to make their intentions clear and set out a timetable when I thought they already had. Maybe he knows something we don’t – let’s hope not!

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