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Scotland

  • 2nd February 2012

    Guilty verdict for killer of gay teen Jack Frew 18

    Jack Frew was found dead in 2010

    2:08 PM — A jury in Scotland has found gay teenager Craig Roy guilty of the murder of Jack Frew in 2010.

  • 1st February 2012

    Gay marriage equality in Scotland ‘by the end of 2013′ 40

    Scotland concluded its public consultation in December

    3:54 PM — Scotland is likely to have full marriage equality by the end of 2013 at the latest, Tim Hopkins, Director of the Equality Network told PinkNews.co.uk at a reception in the Scottish Parliament yesterday evening.

  • Scottish opposition leaders back equal marriage 30

    Johann Lamont MSP, Willie Rennie MSP, Patrick Harvey MSP and Ruth Davidson MSP pledged their support

    9:57 AM — The leaders of Scotland's four opposition parties pledged their support for equal marriage rights for gay couples yesterday.

  • 2nd September 2011

    Scottish government launches gay marriage consultation 47

    The government has opened its marriage equality consultation

    1:13 PM — The Scottish government has launched its promised consultation on marriage equality. The SNP-led government says it is considering whether to allow "religious ceremonies for civil partnerships and the possible introduction of same sex marriage".

  • 18th August 2011

    SNP leader denies ‘going mental’ at Labour MP over gay marriage 8

    Alex Salmond denied losing his temper

    4:43 PM — SNP leader Alex Salmond has denied going "absolutely mental" at a Labour MP who asked him to comment on the gay marriage controversy. He and Labour MP Thomas Docherty were visiting a Dunfermline school On Wednesday when Mr Docherty claims he asked the First Minister to make a statement on SNP MP Bill Walker's "despicable" comments on gay marriage.

  • 15th August 2011

    SNP politician retreats over gay ‘Nazi’ slur 22

    Bill Walker withdrew his remark about Nazis

    10:54 AM — A Scottish Nationalist Party MP has withdrawn a slur he made comparing gay rights campaigners to Nazis. Bill Walker said an anti-homophobia logo was "threatening" and reminded him of the Nazis.

  • 12th August 2011

    61 per cent of Scots support gay marriage 83

    The poll says most Scottish people back marriage equality

    10:34 AM — A large majority of Scottish people now support marriage equality. According to the 2010 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, published yesterday, 61 per cent of people believe gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.

  • 8th August 2011

    Gay SNP politician calls colleagues ‘bigots’ 66

    Scottish MPs are fighting over the issue of gay marriage

    3:21 PM — A gay SNP politician has hit out at colleagues on the issue of gay marriage, calling them bigots. Alyn Smith, an MEP who was elected in 2004, attacked colleagues who signed a motion on gay marriage, calling them "small" and "mean".

  • 5th August 2011

    Row continues over Scottish MP’s gay marriage remarks 66

    Scottish polls show growing support for marriage equality

    12:03 PM — A row has broken out between SNP politicians over a motion on gay marriage. This week, SNP MSP John Mason tabled a motion which says no one should be “forced to be involved in” gay marriages.

  • 4th August 2011

    Nationalist Scottish MP accused of attacking gay rights 53

    John Mason is concerned that people are being 'forced' into involvement in gay unions

    4:54 PM — A Nationalist MSP has been accused of trying to attack gay rights by tabling a motion which says no one should be "forced to be involved in" gay marriages. SNP MSP John Mason tabled the motion ahead of a Scottish government consultation on gay marriage.

  • 25th May 2011

    Scottish minister resigns over gay clergy 22

    The Church of Scotland voted to lift a ban on gay clergy

    3:12 PM — Another Church of Scotland minister has resigned over the issue of gay clergy. The Reverend Roddy MacRae, minister of Glenelg and Kintail, said he would stand down after the Kirk's general assembly voted to accept gay and lesbian ministers in future.

  • 23rd May 2011

    Church of Scotland ends moratorium on gay ministers 19

    The general assembly has decided to lift the moratorium

    6:02 PM — The Church of Scotland has voted to end an moratorium on ordaining gay ministers. A temporary ban was instituted in 2009 after anger over the ordination of an openly gay man, the Rev Scott Rennie.

  • 6th May 2011

    Activists call for gay marriage progress after SNP win 53

    SNP leader Alex Salmond supports gay marriage

    5:28 PM — The SNP are to form Scotland's first ever majority government after their victory in yesterday's election. The party, which has promised a consultation on marriage equality, won a surprise majority with 65 seats in the 129-seat parliament.

  • 20th April 2011

    Four of five main Scottish parties promise action on gay marriage 31

    Most Scottish parties promise some action on the issue

    11:09 AM — Four of Scotland's five main political parties say they will take action on gay marriage ahead of next month's elections. The two largest parties, the SNP and Labour, say they will consult on the issue. The Lib Dems and Greens promise full equality.

  • 23rd November 2010

    Government asked to ensure national HIV strategy 11

    According to NAT, the current HIV and sexual health strategy expires next month.

    2:31 PM — The National AIDS Trust is calling on the government to fulfil the UK's UN commitment and ensure that a national HIV strategy is in place from 2011. According to the charity, the current HIV and sexual health strategy expires next month.

  • 28th October 2010

    Gay arts festival Homotopia kicks off 2

    Homotopia begins today

    5:13 PM — Liverpool's seventh annual Homotopia festival begins today. The month-long event showcases the best in LGBT art and culture, including dance, cabaret, poetry, literature, film and exhibitions.

  • 20th October 2010

    Analysis: Stonewall’s apology for journalist of the year award 32

    Stonewall apologised for any offence caused

    5:03 PM — As the dust settles on the last week’s events, a key question is: has Stonewall, through the Bill Leckie affair, done itself irreparable damage? Or have valuable lessons been learnt, with outlook for the future rosier than before?

  • 19th October 2010

    Most Scottish people support gay marriage 15

    Many gay campaigners say civil partnerships are not good enough

    5:00 PM — The majority of Scottish people are in favour of allowing gay couples to marry, a poll suggests. According to an Angus Reid poll conducted for the Green Party, 58 per cent of respondents said they were in favour of full marriage equality.

  • 13th August 2010

    Glasgow gay and lesbian centre: eviction begins 3

    Ruth Black faces questions over the Castro Centre's finances

    12:31 PM — A gay and lesbian centre in Glasgow run on public money is to be finally evicted from its premises after a series of financial irregularities has come to light.

  • 28th June 2010

    Updated: Appointment of anti-gay bishop at top Scots university sparks calls for funding boycott 14

    The Bishop of Durham's appointment at Scotland's oldest university has caused controversy

    6:18 PM — Dr Tom Wright, the Bishop of Durham, who has spoke out against the appointment of gay clergy and same-sex unions, has been appointed to a top academic post at the School of Divinity at St Andrews University, Scotland's most distinguished and ancient academic institution.

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