16th December 2013
Anti-gay activists to target pro-equal marriage MSPs with small majorities at ballot box 12
11:53 AM — Opponents of equal marriage in Scotland are being urged to vote out Members of the Scottish Parliament who support the measure at the next election - in seats where they have small majorities.
9th December 2013
Congregation votes to leave Church of Scotland over allowing gay ministers 8
7:02 PM — More than 230 members of one of the Church of Scotland's biggest congregations on the Western Isles have supported leaving the Kirk over a proposal that would allow gay men and women to become ministers.
5th December 2013
Scotland YouGov poll reports 56% support equal marriage 14
11:15 AM — A poll by YouGov shows a majority of Scotland’s population support marriage rights for same-sex couples.
3rd December 2013
Scotland: Independent Celebrants put forward recommended equal marriage bill amendment 6
6:27 PM — Independent Celebrants in Scotland are recommending an amendment to the country's equal marriage bill to allow celebrants to perform legal marriage ceremonies as part of the legislation.
25th November 2013
Scotland: Gay football referee claims he was axed for speaking out against homophobia 2
2:05 PM — A gay football referee claims he was expelled after speaking out against homophobic abuse.
20th November 2013
Comment: Equal marriage passing first stage in Scotland is a victory for all, not just LGBT people 8
8:24 PM — MSP Marco Biagi reflects on the passing of the equal marriage bill in the Scottish Parliament, rejects the idea that the debate was religious against non-religious or left vs right, and celebrates the hope that Scotland will become a beacon of progressive hope.
Equal marriage bill overwhelmingly passes Stage 1 Debate in Scottish Parliament 26
8:11 PM — The Scottish Parliament this evening passed its equal marriage bill through the first stage of debate.
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.