20th November 2013
Scottish Health Secretary: I urge all MSPs to back equal marriage in today’s vote 7
1:25 PM — Ahead of a key vote, Scotland’s Health Secretary has urged MSPs to support the country’s same-sex marriage bill.
Scottish Lib Dem leader: Today’s equal marriage vote will be ‘historic’ for Scotland 3
12:38 PM — Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has described today’s vote on equal marriage in the Scottish Parliament as an “historic day for equality in Scotland”.
Live Blog: Scottish Parliament’s Stage 1 Debate on equal marriage 4
12:04 PM — Coverage of this evening's Stage 1 Debate of the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill in the Scottish Parliament
Scotland prepares for historic parliamentary vote on equal marriage 4
11:23 AM — The Scottish Parliament will later hold a crucial debate and vote on Scotland’s equal marriage legislation.
19th November 2013
Scottish education minster: I support civil partnerships but not same-sex marriage 41
12:34 PM — Scotland’s Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages, says he will vote against equal marriage in Wednesday’s key vote, saying he favours the “traditional” definition of marriage.
18th November 2013
Priest who said Catholic Church suffered a ‘culture of homosexual bullying’ is suspended 8
12:41 PM — A priest, the author of a book which alleged that the Catholic Church suffered from a "culture of homosexual bullying", has been suspended.
12th November 2013
Scotland: Edinburgh saunas to lose public entertainment licences 3
11:18 AM — Following the recent emergence of a police crackdown in Edinburgh of condoms in public saunas, the council is now considering pulling licenses from such services altogether, saying current policy is "no longer proving to be effective."
Scotland: Government rebukes Tory leader and says equal marriage ‘proceeding on schedule’ 4
11:02 AM — The Scottish Government has hit back at claims that legalising equal marriage in Scotland has taken longer than in England because of the Scottish National Party’s pro-independence campaign.
SNP minister Derek Mackay comes out as gay after separating from his wife 10
10:18 AM — Derek Mackay, a senior Scottish Government minister, has publicly come out as gay after separating from his wife.
11th November 2013
Exclusive: Scottish Tories claim SNP Govt slow to legalise equal marriage due to referendum 8
3:03 PM — Legalising equal marriage in Scotland has taken longer than in England because the SNP government has diverted all resources to its pro-independence campaign, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives has claimed.
Annie Lennox: Stigma is preventing people in Scotland from testing for HIV 4
2:24 PM — Singer Annie Lennox has commented on new research in Scotland showing nearly a quarter of people are unaware that a person living with HIV can live for more than 20 years.
8th November 2013
Scottish Equal Opportunities Committee approves equal marriage bill 3
4:17 PM — Legislation to introduce equal marriage in Scotland has been backed by a committee looking into the proposals.
Comment: The Scottish Government must end the spousal veto and uphold the rights of trans people 12
12:24 PM — With a committee today endorsing Scotland's equal marriage bill, the Equality Network's Tom French says the challenge is to make sure the legislation fully caters for trans and and intersex people.
5th November 2013
Scotland’s Health Secretary calls on MSPs to support equal marriage 1
6:02 PM — In a speech this evening at a reception for the Equality Network, Scotland’s Health Secretary will encourage Members of the Scottish Parliament to vote for equal marriage.
30th October 2013
Teacher who told students ‘Hitler wasn’t all bad, he killed the gays’ struck off 42
10:41 AM — A teacher in Scotland who told students that "Hitler wasn't all bad", because he killed gay people has been struck off.
24th October 2013
Church of Scotland: Banning condoms in saunas will hamper fight against HIV 11
3:10 PM — The Church of Scotland has criticised alleged police proposals to curb the distribution of condoms in saunas.
23rd October 2013
Northern Ireland Health Minister ‘disappointed’ at losing fight against gay adoption rights 12
11:55 AM — Edwin Poots says he’s “disappointed” at the UK Supreme Court for dismissing his latest legal challenge against adoption rights for same-sex couples.
Scotland: Police orders condoms to be banned in Edinburgh saunas 30
11:04 AM — Scotland’s national police force has been condemned for requesting condoms to be banned in Edinburgh's saunas.
16th October 2013
Killer of gay man denied right to vote by UK Supreme Court 17
1:42 PM — A prisoner serving a life sentence for the murder of a gay man should not be given the right to vote, the UK’s Supreme Court has ruled.
15th October 2013
Calls to drop Scotland’s gay blood donation ban gather political momentum 3
1:27 PM — Calls by a Scottish National Party MSP to ease restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men donating blood in Scotland have gained cross-party support.