3rd February 2014
MSP John Mason accused of attempting to derail equal marriage bill with last-minute amendments 6
9:56 AM — In the week of the final vote for Scotland's equal marriage bill, gay rights campaigners have accused SNP MSP John Mason of attempting to wreck the bill by tabling a series of last-minute amendments.
1st February 2014
Scotland: Catholic adoption agency which does not consider gay people wins back charitable status 59
9:10 AM — A Catholic adoption agency based in Glasgow has won an appeal against a ruling which removed its charitable status as it refused to consider same-sex parents.
31st January 2014
Anti-gay marriage group on ‘high alert’ admits being ‘pretty quiet’ amid Scottish equal marriage vote 14
4:35 PM — A group adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage in the UK which said it would continue to be on "high alert", has now admitted it is "pretty quiet" a week ahead of Scotland's final parliamentary vote on equal marriage.
22nd January 2014
Final vote date of Scotland’s equal marriage bill announced 11
11:01 AM — The date of the final vote on Scotland's equal marriage bill has been announced.
21st January 2014
UKIP Scottish chair told to have counselling for saying Glasgow Council for ‘gays and Communists’ 3
5:15 PM — A senior figure at UKIP Scotland has demanded that the party's interim chair go to counselling after he said Glasgow Council was for "gays, Catholics and Communists."
19th January 2014
UKIP chair accused of bigotry after saying Glasgow Council is for ‘gays, Catholics, communists’ 18
1:20 PM — Arthur Misty Thackeray, the acting chair of UKIP in Scotland, has come under fire recently after it emerged he had published a series of anti-gay and Islamophobic posts on Facebook, including comments that the Glasgow City Council stood for "gays, Catholics, communists."
16th January 2014
Comment: Spousal veto amendment is a victory for trans equality in Scotland 7
11:48 AM — Tom French, of the Equality Network, says the decision to remove the spousal veto from Scotland's equal marriage bill is a crucial victory for trans and intersex people.
Scottish parliamentary committee votes to remove spousal veto from equal marriage bill 3
11:00 AM — The Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee has voted unanimously to pass an amendment by MSP Linda Fabiani in favour of removing the spousal veto from the country’s equal marriage bill.
Comment: Removing the spousal veto will make Scotland’s equal marriage bill fairer
10:00 AM — Scottish National Party MSP Linda Fabiani writes for PinkNews.co.uk on why Scotland's same-sex marriage bill needs to remove the spousal veto
7th January 2014
Former Irish president urges Cardinal Keith O’Brien to tell life story in order to help gay people 27
12:03 PM — Ireland’s former president has strongly criticised the Catholic Church for its views on homosexuality and suggests Cardinal Keith O’Brien should share his life story in order to help gay people who have felt the need “to pretend to be heterosexual”.
6th January 2014
Scotland: School chaplain sacked for describing homosexuality as a ‘perversion’ and ‘disorder’ 14
1:24 PM — A Church of Scotland minister has been removed from his role as the chaplain of a school in Glasgow after he described homosexuality as a "disorder".
19th December 2013
Scottish Parliamentary committee rejects attempts to waterdown same-sex marriage bill 3
5:52 PM — The Scottish Parliament's Equal Opportunities Committee has rejected amendments supported by opponents of same-sex marriage.
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.