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.
9th July 2012
Scotland: Symbolic gay wedding marks ‘final push’ for marriage equality 15
8:09 PM — A symbolic same-sex wedding was held outside the Scottish Parliament on the morning after the leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland “declared war” on equal marriage.
Scotland: Schools research shows gay students facing homophobia 5
3:40 PM — Pioneering research into Scottish schools reveals homophobic bullying is ‘a daily nightmare’ for over half of Scotland’s school pupils, while a quarter of young gay Scots attempt suicide.
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.
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.
Comment: In the fight for equality, Pride is starting to do more harm than good 201
12:33 PM — Ahead of Pride Scotia, Topher Gen argues that when the events become about corporate marketing, drunkenness and high heels, they no longer make a statement, but start to 'fuel the flames of hate'.
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.
26th June 2012
Scotland could learn from California’s experience on equal marriage, state governor says 43
5:04 PM — The Governor of California has reportedly called on Scotland to lead on marriage equality legislation and to benefit from the experiences of California.
17th June 2012
Poll: Record 64 percent support for equal marriage in Scotland 72
9:00 AM — A new survey of Scottish people suggests that almost two in three support equal marriage, with only one in four expressing opposition, PinkNews.co.uk can reveal.
14th June 2012
Scotland: Glasgow kirk splits from Church of Scotland over gay clergy 47
10:28 PM — A church in Glasgow has become the first kirk to split from the Church of Scotland over its decision to appoint openly gay members of the clergy.
10th June 2012
Scotland: Majority of MSPs support equal marriage 94
1:42 PM — A majority of the Members of Scottish Parliament (MSPs) will vote for equal marriage, ensuring that the legislation, when introduced at Holryood, will be passed through, Scotland on Sunday reports.
3rd June 2012
Scottish sport is steeped in homophobia, report says 165
6:30 PM — Homophobic bullying is rife in Scottish sports, from grassroots to elite levels, with the government taking 'little or no specific action' to tackle anti-gay prejudices, according to a scathing report released today.
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.
28th May 2012
Scottish parliamentary motion supports gay comic book wedding 13
2:47 PM — Ten members of the Scottish parliament have backed a motion in support of the two gay X-Men characters due to wed in their comic's next issue.
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.