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Bill published to make same-sex marriage legal in Scotland

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  1. Well at least we won’t be hearing Cardinal Keith O’Brien mouthiung off against it!!!!!!

    1. casparthegood 27 Jun 2013, 9:13am

      Don’t worry the rest of the usual suspects will be along in a minute ! :-)

      1. That There Other David 27 Jun 2013, 10:31am

        Yeah, Brian Souter will be along shortly for a good whinge about it, as soon as he finds a bus or train that doesn’t break down all the time.

    2. Robert in S. Kensington 27 Jun 2013, 12:16pm

      Oh, ArchbishopTartaglia will probably have something to say about it, although since Pope Francis took over from Ratzinger, there’s been a softening in the hierarchy’s usual hateful rhetoric and in some instances, silence since his meeting with Welby.

  2. Fantastic!

  3. Humanists can already marry opposite-sex couples in Scotland, so it’s hardly surprising that the bill allows them to marry same-sex couples too.

    This bill also seems to have a “spousal veto” provision for gender recognition certificate. I wonder if the Scottish government is any more willing to reconsider this than the UK government.

  4. This is good, no ‘great’ news. Please let Australia be next.

  5. This should pass with no bother at all as most MSPs are all for it…great news for Scotland….we have had the objecters but as usual they will lose

  6. Great,with the Irish republic moving towards making changes (sadly subject to an unavoidable but unwanted referendum), this will further isolate the political toilet that is Northern Ireland’s ruling party.

  7. Robert in S. Kensington 27 Jun 2013, 12:13pm

    No House of Lords to contend with and a much better system,quicker and more efficient in my view than the tediously unnecessary system we have south of the border. Good for Scotland!

  8. when is this likely to become law?

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