16th July 2012
Scotland: Catholic equal marriage referendum ‘a colossal waste of money’ 113
12:36 PM — The call by Cardinal Keith O'Brien, head of the Catholic Church in Scotland and the most senior Catholic in the UK, for a referendum on equal marriage rights for gay couples has been criticised by advocates of the move.
10th July 2012
Scotland: Anti-gay marriage group’s ‘honest’ poll criticised 58
6:49 PM — Claims by the anti-marriage equality group Scotland for Marriage that a new poll shows majority opposition to equal marriage have been called 'flawed and misleading' by the Equality Network.
8th July 2012
Scotland: Catholic Church declares ‘war on gay marriage’ 215
6:55 PM — The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland and the most senior Catholic in the UK has declared “war on gay marriage” pledging to spend another £100,000 in its campaign against equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in Scotland.
5th July 2012
Scotland: Former first minister backs marriage for gay couples 18
2:23 PM — Scotland’s former First Minister, Jack McConnell, has called on the Scottish Government to introduce legislation which would allow gay couples to marry.
4th July 2012
Updated: Scottish government has not delayed marriage equality decision 47
2:13 PM — The Scottish government had erroneously stated earlier today it would announce its decision on same-sex marriage in August, leaving gay rights groups further disappointed by delays. The government has now confirmed a decision will be announced in July. Please see the update in the story.
2nd July 2012
Edinburgh: Pride marchers demand marriage equality 16
2:33 PM — Over a thousand marchers took to the streets of Edinburgh on Saturday marching for gay marriage equality as part of Pride Scotia.
30th June 2012
Scotland: New poll shows majority of population support same-sex marriage 37
1:01 PM — A major poll by Stonewall Scotland has revealed that the majority of the Scottish population support the introducing of equal same-sex marriage. A majority also believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people face prejudice in society.
29th June 2012
Edinburgh: Pride Scotia kicks off tomorrow 2
1:46 PM — Celebration and fun promised tomorrow at Edinburgh’s Pride Scotia.
28th June 2012
Scotland: Six in ten LGBT people have seen homophobia in sport, report says 3
3:36 PM — A report into levels of homophobia and transphobia in Scottish sport and recommendations to tackle the problems have been formally unveiled today.
27th June 2012
Scottish government to reveal marriage decision in two weeks 67
4:58 PM — The Scottish government has confirmed it will announce its decision on whether or not to legalise gay marriages on 10 July.
18th June 2012
Scotland: Marriage poll defended after Catholic spokesman’s ‘distortion’ claim 32
5:30 PM — Polling agency Ipsos-MORI and the Equality Network have defended a poll showing record levels of support for marriage equality in Scotland after a spokesman for the Catholic Church said it was ‘distorted’.
15th June 2012
Dubai: Scottish man jailed for public gay sex to be released 23
11:15 AM — A Scottish man jailed for having gay sex in a public place in Dubai is to be released after his sentence was heavily reduced on appeal.
30th May 2012
Scottish footballer Derek Riordan in court over ‘homophobic’ pub incident 10
6:05 PM — Scottish Premier League footballer Derek Riordan has appeared in court today in Edinburgh charged with assault in an incident in which he allegedly used homophobic and sexually explicit language against bar staff.
9th May 2012
Marriage equality ‘could make Scotland a progressive beacon’ following Queen’s Speech, campaign says 43
5:08 PM — With equal marriage laws absent from the Westminster government's legislative agenda for the coming year, Scottish campaigners say Holyrood is in a position to become a 'beacon' of equality by introducing the laws first.
2nd May 2012
Scottish Episcopal church unveils gay wedding mural 23
4:46 PM — A Scottish Episcopal church in Edinburgh has unveiled a mural of two men marrying in a religious ceremony.
30th April 2012
Scottish Catholic Education Service says equal marriage would ‘undermine teachers’ 85
12:50 PM — The Scottish Catholic Education Service has said the introduction of marriage equality would stop state-funded Catholic schools teaching children the faith's views that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.
19th April 2012
Muslim MSP: Voters should not ‘deny others freedom’ on imams’ equal marriage call 28
3:00 PM — A Muslim MSP has called on the country's Islamic community not to 'deny' others their freedom after a group of imams said they should not vote for candidates who favour equal marriage.
18th April 2012
Glasgow: Muslim leaders offer ‘no compromise’ equal marriage opposition 155
6:00 PM — A group of Muslim leaders in Scotland has said marriage equality would be an "attack" on the faith and recommended voters do not back candidates who favour such a move in upcoming local elections.
14th April 2012
Deputy First Minister of Scotland handed petition against equal marriage by her own constituents 88
7:45 PM — More than 1,000 Catholic constituents of the Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, have signed a petition calling for her to oppose changing the law to allow gay couples to marry.
13th April 2012
St Andrews students to hold silent protest at Cardinal O’Brien’s visit 39
12:29 PM — Students at the University of St Andrews will hold a silent protest this Sunday against comments made by Cardinal Keith O'Brien about marriage equality.