21 September 2012
UK: Cardinal Keith O’Brien nominated for ‘bigot’ of the year, by Stonewall
Stonewall, Britain’s largest gay rights charity, has nominated the UK’s most senior catholic, Cardinal Keith O’ Brien for the title of Bigot of the Year as part of its annual awards ceremony.
19 September 2012
Scotland: Male nurse who pretended to be a lesbian has jail term cut
A former male nurse who pretended to be a teenage lesbian and preyed on 49 girls on social networking sites has had his minimum jail term reduced.
14 September 2012
Scottish footballer to stand trial over homophobic threats
A former Hibernian footballer is to stand trial charged with making homophobic threats to staff at a nightclub in Edinburgh.
12 September 2012
Aberdeen: Trainee lawyer found guilty of homophobic attack
A second-year trainee lawyer has been found guilty of making homophobic remarks and attacking two students outside a nightclub in Aberdeen.
6 September 2012
Christian anti-equal marriage MSP cautiously welcomes assurances from Scottish government
Although opposed to “people of the same sex having a sexual relationship,” Mr Mason welcomed Mr Salmond’s assurances that all MSPs would be given a free vote on the matter.
4 September 2012
Salmond: Equal marriage debate is ‘good’ for Scotland
A bill to legalise marriage for same-sex couples has been formally included in today’s legislative agenda for the new term of the Scottish parliament.
31 August 2012
Scots police diversity survey slammed as ‘waste of money’
A Tayside chief constable has been criticised for the cost of circulating a questionnaire asking people about their sexuality.
26 August 2012
Scottish government urged to “stand firm” on equal marriage decision
Supporters of equal marriage rights have put pressure on the Scottish government to stand by their policy on equal marriage, following condemnation by the Catholic Church today.
26 August 2012
Scottish Catholic Church: Today we can save marriage from ‘subversion’ by gays
The Catholic Church in Scotland has declared today ‘National Marriage Sunday’ and has this morning had a letter read out in 500 Catholic parishes condemning the Scottish government’s plans to legislate for equal same-sex marriage
24 August 2012
Opponents of marriage equality gather to protest Scottish government’s legislation plans
A cabinet meeting hosted by the Scottish leadership at Renfrew Town Hall yesterday drew a crowd of around 200 people protesting against their government's plans for marriage equality.
21 August 2012
Scotland for Marriage to protest against marriage equality meeting
Campaigners against marriage equality in Scotland are planning to hold a protest outside a Scottish cabinet meeting this Thursday.
20 August 2012
Poll suggests churchgoers less likely to vote Tory in light of PM’s support for marriage equality
A new poll suggests that many churchgoers in the UK are increasingly unlikely to vote Tory owing to David Cameron's promise to legalise marriage equality prior to the next election.
20 August 2012
Shetland youth politicians promote marriage equality in schools
Youth politicians in the Shetland Isles are actively promoting the Love Equally campaign alongside the rest of the Scottish Youth Parliament.
19 August 2012
Cardinal snubs Scottish government over equal marriage
Britain's most senior Roman Catholic has moved to further isolate himself with Alex Salmond’s government after suspending direct communication over the issue of equal marriage.
13 August 2012
Nick Clegg says churches should not face equal marriage ban
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to open the channels to allow the UK Government's plans for marriage equality to extend to ceremonies in churches and other religious institutions.
7 August 2012
New Archbishop of Glasgow ‘wishes he never linked MP’s death to being gay’
The Archbishop-elect of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has said he wishes he had 'never alluded' to the death of late gay MP David Cairns being linked to his sexuality when he spoke at a debate on religious freedom.
5 August 2012
Catholic Bishop: Government should make incest legal if it really believes in equality
A senior Catholic Bishop in Scotland has stunned equal rights campaigners by suggesting that if the Scottish Government truly believed in equality it would make incest and polygamy legal.
3 August 2012
Scotland: SNP activist resigns over ‘undemocratic’ equal marriage decision
Robert Stewart, an SNP volunteer for 22 years has resigned over Scottish party leaders’ decision to push forward on marriage equality for gay couples in Scotland.
26 July 2012
Scottish literary magazine publishes LGBT-themed issue
Scotland’s leading literary magazine is publishing an LGBT-themed issue next month, highlighting the work of both established and up-and-coming writers.
26 July 2012
Archbishop to meet partner of MP he suggested died early ‘because he was gay’
The new Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia is to meet the partner of an MP he suggested died prematurely because he was gay.