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.
4th March 2012
UK Catholic cardinal: Gay marriage is ‘a grotesque madness proposed by a disingenuous government’ 178
12:31 PM — Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the most senior Catholic in Scotland, Cardinal Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien, has said that gay marriage is a "grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right".
9th February 2012
Barclays and other banks top employers for gay Scots 13
9:48 AM — The top four Scottish employers in Stonewall’s rankings this year are banks. Barclays took first place, followed by Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank.
6th February 2012
Edinburgh plans Valentine’s Day marriage rally 6
2:27 PM — Gay marriage advocates in the Scottish capital are asking equality-lovers to march in support of the cause on 14 February.
2nd February 2012
Guilty verdict for killer of gay teen Jack Frew 18
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
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
9:57 AM — The leaders of Scotland's four opposition parties pledged their support for equal marriage rights for gay couples yesterday.
26th January 2012
Murdered gay teen ‘exposed himself to killer’
9:51 AM — The court at the trial for the murder of 16-year-old schoolboy, Jack Frew, has heard claims that he exposed himself to his killer shortly before his death.
25th January 2012
Gay marriage ‘sexual chaos’ petition put on hold 36
2:06 PM — An anti-marriage equality petition criticised by rights groups for its “outdated, inaccurate and homophobic” views has been put on hold by the Scottish Government until it publishes the results of its consultation.
24th January 2012
Gay teen Jack Frew was ‘a threat’ to killer’s new relationship
3:41 PM — The High Court in Glasgow has heard testimony from forensic psychiatrist Dr Sharat Shetty, who said that Craig Roy, on trial for the murder of schoolboy Jack Frew, described the deceased as a "sex pest".
20th January 2012
Edinburgh called on to stop St Petersburg anti-gay law 7
3:53 PM — A coalition of groups has called on the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Scotland to intervene on St Petersburg's postponed anti-gay law. Edinburgh has been twinned with St Petersburg, whose lawmakers passed an initial vote on a "gay propaganda" law last year by 27 to 1.
Blackmail alleged at gay teen murder trial
1:08 PM — The jury at the Scottish trial of Craig Roy, accused of killing gay teenager, Jack Frew, has heard claims that the defendant was being blackmailed by the schoolboy and that the two had slept together.
21st December 2011
Exclusive: Scottish Catholic Church uses ‘hate group’ research to fight gay marriage 101
5:07 PM — The Scottish Catholic Church has argued against equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, saying "exceptionally hazardous" gay relationships lead to shorter life expectancies, relying on a study which was discredited by its own authors for this purpose ten years ago and a paper authored by the founder of the US Family Research Institute.
15th December 2011
Students lobby MSPs as accuracy of marriage opponents’ petition is questioned 11
12:34 PM — Students from around Scotland have delivered letters to their MSPs today in support of extending marriage rights, while others are questioning how their signatures appeared on the opponents' petition.
13th December 2011
High Court challenge of Northern Ireland’s gay adoption rules begins 4
10:00 AM — A human rights body in Northern Ireland has begun arguments at the country's High Court to reverse the ban on unmarried couples adopting children. The Human Rights Commission is challenging laws which it argues are incompatible with those in England, Wales and Scotland, and do not protect the interests of the child in question.
12th December 2011
Scottish church minister compares gay marriage to paedophilia 215
11:00 AM — A Scottish church minister has caused outrage by comparing homosexuality to paedophilia, polygamy and theft. Speaking on a BBC Radio Scotland ‘Call Kaye’ discussion on Friday, the Reverend James Gracie, a minister of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), said being gay was a "lifestyle choice".
9th December 2011
50,000 respond to Scotland’s gay marriage consultation 85
1:42 PM — More than 50,000 responses have been submitted to the Scottish government’s consultation on the introduction of gay marriage. SNP (Scottish National Party) ministers support the move but some in the party oppose allowing gay couples to marry.
7th December 2011
Scottish Episcopal Church “bound by canons” to oppose gay marriage 62
4:26 PM — The Church's General Synod has said it is currently bound by the canons which define marriage as being between a man and a woman, but said it has not yet had time to run a "full debate" on the issue of gay marriage internally.