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Scotland: Legal experts agree that a legal challenge against churches over equal marriage is unlikely

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  1. I can only speak for myself, but I have no intention of ever stepping inside a church, let alone marrying inside one, even more so, supporting a legal challenge to force them to marry me. The only problem I have is that if they’re given tax breaks/public funding then they shouldn’t, in theory be allowed to discriminate against parts of the population.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 19 Sep 2013, 6:13pm

      It’s the same old nonsense we heard south of the border. Red herrings to delay and delay passage.

      Regarding tax breaks, let’s not forget there’s also the issue of faith based schools which should not be funded by one penny of public taxes in any way shape or form. If people want religious schools, let their churches and members pay for them, especially in Scotland where there is no state religion.

  2. It was never anything more than anti-gay scaremongering and trying to play the victim on the part of the church, what else is new?

  3. Do ANY of these hysterical Marys pay attention to other countries where same-sex marriage has been legalized?

  4. Paul Halsall 20 Sep 2013, 11:52am

    The lawyer who provided a legal opinion for the Catholic Church in Scotland *against gay marrige* was my sponsor when I became a Catholic.

    He is gay and lives with his lover. I am disgusted with him.

    1. Hypocrisy always seems to come from strange places.

  5. That said, wasn’t there a story a few weeks back, like, 2 days after the legislation went through, where a couple took the church to the european court to push for their right to marry in church?

    the system that most european countries seem to practic is that marriage IS the instrument of the state and NOT the church.
    the church should be STRIPPED of acting for the state in marriage (and that includes us here in Canada as well as the U.S.A.
    if individuals want a church wedding, it should be IN ADDITION to a state wedding and not licensed as a state wedding!

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