17 July 2012
Updated: Scottish government fails to reach equal marriage decision
The Scottish government has not reached a decision today on whether to pursue marriage equality for gay couples, frustrating advocates of the move.
17 July 2012
Scotland: Government decision on marriage expected today
The Scottish government is expected to make a decision later today about whether to bring forward legislation which would allow gay couples to marry when it publishes details of a public consultation today.
17 July 2012
Comment: With rare political consensus, Scotland should be next to let gay couples marry
Labour MP for Glasgow North East Willie Bain says equal marriage will ensure LGBT couples are no longer 'separate but equal', but warns that inequality and homophobia will still exist in Scotland.
16 July 2012
Scotland: Catholic equal marriage referendum ‘a colossal waste of money’
The call by Cardinal Keith O'Brien, head of the Catholic Church in Scotland and the most senior Catholic in the UK, for a referendum on equal marriage rights for gay couples has been criticised by advocates of the move.
10 July 2012
Scotland: Anti-gay marriage group’s ‘honest’ poll criticised
Claims by the anti-marriage equality group Scotland for Marriage that a new poll shows majority opposition to equal marriage have been called 'flawed and misleading' by the Equality Network.
9 July 2012
Scotland: Symbolic gay wedding marks ‘final push’ for marriage equality
A symbolic same-sex wedding was held outside the Scottish Parliament on the morning after the leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland “declared war” on equal marriage.
9 July 2012
Scotland: Schools research shows gay students facing homophobia
Pioneering research into Scottish schools reveals homophobic bullying is ‘a daily nightmare’ for over half of Scotland’s school pupils, while a quarter of young gay Scots attempt suicide.
8 July 2012
Scotland: Catholic Church declares ‘war on gay marriage’
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland and the most senior Catholic in the UK has declared “war on gay marriage” pledging to spend another £100,000 in its campaign against equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in Scotland.
5 July 2012
Scotland: Former first minister backs marriage for gay couples
Scotland’s former First Minister, Jack McConnell, has called on the Scottish Government to introduce legislation which would allow gay couples to marry.
4 July 2012
Updated: Scottish government has not delayed marriage equality decision
The Scottish government had erroneously stated earlier today it would announce its decision on same-sex marriage in August, leaving gay rights groups further disappointed by delays.
30 June 2012
Scotland: New poll shows majority of population support same-sex marriage
A major poll by Stonewall Scotland has revealed that the majority of the Scottish population support the introducing of equal same-sex marriage.
29 June 2012
Edinburgh: Pride Scotia kicks off tomorrow
Celebration and fun promised tomorrow at Edinburgh’s Pride Scotia.
29 June 2012
Comment: In the fight for equality, Pride is starting to do more harm than good
Ahead of Pride Scotia, Topher Gen argues that when the events become about corporate marketing, drunkenness and high heels, they no longer make a statement, but start to 'fuel the flames of hate'.
28 June 2012
Scotland: Six in ten LGBT people have seen homophobia in sport, report says
A report into levels of homophobia and transphobia in Scottish sport and recommendations to tackle the problems have been formally unveiled today.
27 June 2012
Scottish government to reveal marriage decision in two weeks
The Scottish government has confirmed it will announce its decision on whether or not to legalise gay marriages on 10 July.
26 June 2012
Scotland could learn from California’s experience on equal marriage, state governor says
The Governor of California has reportedly called on Scotland to lead on marriage equality legislation and to benefit from the experiences of California.
17 June 2012
Poll: Record 64 percent support for equal marriage in Scotland
A new survey of Scottish people suggests that almost two in three support equal marriage, with only one in four expressing opposition, PinkNews.co.uk can reveal.
14 June 2012
Scotland: Glasgow kirk splits from Church of Scotland over gay clergy
A church in Glasgow has become the first kirk to split from the Church of Scotland over its decision to appoint openly gay members of the clergy.
10 June 2012
Scotland: Majority of MSPs support equal marriage
A majority of the Members of Scottish Parliament (MSPs) will vote for equal marriage, ensuring that the legislation, when introduced at Holryood, will be passed through, Scotland on Sunday reports.
3 June 2012
Scottish sport is steeped in homophobia, report says
Homophobic bullying is rife in Scottish sports, from grassroots to elite levels, with the government taking 'little or no specific action' to tackle anti-gay prejudices, according to a scathing report released today.