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
Scotland: Pro-equality and anti-equality faith groups both step up campaign 27
9:54 PM — A broad alliance of faith groups has released an open letter, sent to all Members of Scottish Parliament (MSPs), demanding the right to conduct marriages for same-sex couples, while an anti-equality group has said it will send a leaflet to every house in Glasgow, campaigning against marriage equality, ahead of Thursday's council election.
25th April 2012
Joe McElderry victim of ‘Twitter homophobia’, again 26
5:18 PM — X Factor star Joe McElderry, who came out as gay following his Twitter account being hacked, has become a victim of homophia on the social network once again.
23rd April 2012
Gay Police Association concern over Scottish forces’ badged Bibles offer 156
10:59 AM — The Gay Police Association in Scotland and UNISON have expressed concern over an offer to the police forces of Scotland of free Bibles branded with each one's badge, saying they should not 'endorse a book containing text which condemns homosexuality'.
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.
Anti-marriage equality MSP expelled over abuse claims returns to Holyrood 45
4:12 PM — A member of the Scottish Parliament who likened an anti-homophobia logo to a Nazi initiative and said gay relationships should not be 'in any way equal' to straight marriages has returned to parliament after being expelled from the SNP over domestic abuse claims.
15th April 2012
St. Andrews: LGBT students protest during sermon by anti-gay Cardinal O’Brien 81
2:46 PM — In addition to a silent protest that greeted Cardinal Keith O'Brien at the University of St Andrews today, some members of the university's LGBT group staged a walk-out as soon as the Cardinal began his sermon.
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.
11th April 2012
Challenge to release correspondence behind Brian Souter’s knighthood 38
1:32 PM — A further challenge is to be made to release the correspondence behind the knighthood of Sir Brian Souter, who donated £1 million in an effort to keep Section 28 on the statute books.
8th April 2012
Anti-gay MSP Bill Walker expelled from SNP over abuse claims 31
6:18 PM — Bill Walker, the member of the Scottish Parliament who once compared gay rights campaigners to Nazis, and has been an outspoken opponent of government proposals for marriage equality, has been expelled from Scottish National Party (SNP) over allegations of domestic abuse.
5th April 2012
Joe McElderry to headline Pride Glasgow 21
12:00 PM — Joe McElderry, the gay singer and winner of the X Factor and Popstar to Operastar has been confirmed as the headline act at Pride Glasgow this year.
30th March 2012
Edinburgh: Two men jailed for killing gay man 35
9:05 PM — Two men have each been sentenced to eight years imprisonment for killing a 44-year-old gay man, and then dumping his semi-naked body in a lift at a block of flats in Edinburgh.
28th March 2012
Teacher struck off register for sleeping naked next to a 15-year-old student 58
9:38 PM — A music teacher, who picked up a 15-year-old schoolboy at a gay bar, took him home, and slept naked in bed next to him, has been suspended from his position, and his name has been struck off the teaching register.
Christian group pledge support for gay couples marrying 52
1:20 PM — The Progressive Christianity Network (PCN) is the latest British faith-based group to come out in favour of legal recognition of gay marriage.
27th March 2012
Comment: Biased BBC skews the debate on LGBT issues 140
10:36 AM — The BBC's reporting on marriage equality proposals is more proof the corporation does not take LGBT issues seriously. Stupid questions, a megaphone to fanatics, fawning deference to faith and giving no time to the voices from our communities: it’s time BBC stopped treating its LGBT licence payers with contempt.
15th March 2012
Scottish anti-marriage equality group to launch ‘misleading’ poll ads today 30
11:25 AM — A 'misleading' poll question which asked voters to agree that gays 'should not be allowed to redefine marriage for everyone else' because they 'already have' civil partnerships will be used in publicity by equal marriage opponents in Scotland from today.
5th March 2012
Ed Miliband signs marriage equality pledge 21
3:00 PM — Leader of the opposition Ed Miliband has backed the Scottish Equal Marriage campaign to lift the bans on gay marriage and straight civil partnership.