16th September 2013
Scotland: Delegate slams ‘discriminatory views’ of Lib Dems who vote against same-sex marriage 18
11:19 AM — A delegate for the Scottish Liberal Democrats has said that in-party opposition to same-sex marriage is not a matter of free speech, and that "discriminatory views" cannot be defended or justified through religious "belief in a sky being."
15th September 2013
Lib Dems’ Baroness Williams defends opposition to same-sex marriage as an ‘issue of conscience’ 71
10:12 AM — Liberal Democrat peer Shirley Williams, who previously called the same-sex marriage debate a "conflict between equality and liberty," has defended her position after being challenged by an openly gay Church of Scotland minister.
13th September 2013
Scottish singer Michelle McManus: ‘I’m Catholic and I support equal marriage’ 25
2:02 PM — Scottish singer Michelle McManus has said she disagrees with the Catholic Church’s opposition to equal marriage, in a video recorded for the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign.
12th September 2013
New inquiry for RAF fireman who killed himself after gay sex 15
6:09 PM — Detectives have reopened an investigation into the death of a young Scottish RAF firefighter who committed suicide after having sex with a man and had struggled with his sexuality.
Church of Scotland clarifies ‘there are no plans to stop weddings’ over same-sex marriage dispute 5
3:54 PM — Clarifying a statement made earlier today that the Church of Scotland was reviewing "whether it’s worth continuing to offer marriages in Scotland," the Church has said it is not in fact stopping weddings, but is simply exploring the "way it should continue" celebrating marriages.
Church of Scotland may stop performing weddings over the introduction of same-sex marriage 45
12:24 PM — The Church of Scotland has told MSPs it could stop performing weddings altogether over fears that same-sex marriages might be an "invitation" to future court action.
10th September 2013
Broadcaster Muriel Gray urges Scotland’s politicians to ‘examine your conscience’ on equal marriage 2
1:27 PM — Scottish author and broadcaster Muriel Gray has called on the Scottish Parliament to legalise equal marriage in a video recorded for the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign.
9th September 2013
Exclusive: The Proclaimers say ‘it is vital’ that Scotland legalises equal marriage 2
1:01 PM — Scottish rock band The Proclaimers have urged the Scottish Parliament to back equal marriage in a video recorded as part of the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign.
8th September 2013
Anti-gay MSP who said gay love isn’t ‘equal’ to straight love resigns seat over wife beating offences 32
2:53 PM — MSP Bill Walker, who is a vocal opponent to gay equality, has resigned from Scottish Parliament after being convicted of a series of domestic abuse offences against his three ex-wives.
6th September 2013
The top 12 strangest arguments against equal marriage from Scotland’s first day of Committee stage 45
5:36 PM — Yesterday the Scottish Parliament held its first evidence session on the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill; the legislation that could introduce equal marriage in Scotland.
Comment: This week saw a promising start for equal marriage legislation in Scotland 4
1:24 PM — The Equality Network's Tom French reflects on the first day of evidence heard by the Scottish Parliament around equal marriage legislation yesterday, saying it was a promising start to the bill's journey.
5th September 2013
Scotland: Parliamentary Committee begins to hear evidence around equal marriage bill 8
5:55 PM — Today, Scotland’s equal marriage bill began its journey through the Scottish Parliament as groups supporting and opposing the measure appeared before the Equal Opportunities Committee to give evidence.
4th September 2013
Scottish Parliamentary committee to begin hearing evidence around equal marriage bill 9
5:02 PM — On Thursday, the Scottish Parliament will begin hearing evidence around the equal marriage bill for Scotland.
3rd September 2013
Exclusive Video: X Factor finalist Melanie Masson backs equal marriage for Scotland
12:56 PM — X Factor Finalist Melanie Masson is the latest to speak out in support of equal marriage in Scotland as part of the Equality Network’s It’s Time video campaign.
29th August 2013
Rab C Nesbitt star Elaine C Smith: ‘I’ll be so proud when Scotland passes equal marriage’ 6
12:52 PM — Elaine C Smith, best known for playing the long-suffering wife of Rab C Nesbitt in the BBC sitcom of the same name, has recorded a video for the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign.
28th August 2013
Exclusive: Hardeep Singh Kohli: ‘Gays should suffer marriage like everyone else’ 6
2:49 PM — Scottish writer and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli has said gay people must suffer marriage too, in a tongue-in-cheek interview conducted as part of the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign.
Scotland: Killer jailed for 19 years after meeting victim on gay website 4
1:59 PM — A killer who stabbed to death a father-of-two after meeting him on a gay dating website has been jailed.
27th August 2013
Politicians set to block payoff to anti-gay marriage wife-beating MSP 10
6:00 PM — MSPs are set to move to block politician Bill Walker, who was last week found guilty of almost three decades of domestic abuse, and who has in the past voiced strong opposition to gay rights, including comparing gay rights campaigners to Nazis, from receiving a £30,000 resettlement grant when he leaves the Scottish Parliament.
26th August 2013
Exclusive: Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri says It’s Time for equal marriage in Scotland 1
12:04 PM — Scottish musician Sharleen Spiteri is the latest celebrity to speak out in support of equal marriage in Scotland.
23rd August 2013
Disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien blocked investigation into sexual abuse within school 33
12:43 PM — The disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien who earlier this year admitted sexual misconduct also blocked an investigation into sexual and physical abuse at a school, during his time at the Catholic Church in Scotland.