Scotland prepares for historic parliamentary vote on equal marriage

Scotland prepares for historic parliamentary vote on equal marriage – The Scottish Parliament will hold a crucial debate and vote on Scotland’s equal marriage legislation today. The Stage One vote on the country’s same-sex marriage bill is in many respects the most important vote because it will reveal for the first time whether a majority of MSPs supporting introducing equal marriage, or whether they will reject the bill.

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Kerry Ditches DOMA and Welcomes Same Sex Couples to the US

Secretary of State John Kerry committed his administration to the ditching of the Defence of marriage Act in the USA and added that the laws on visas for the US would be changed to consider same sex married couples on the same grounds as opposite-sex married couples. Senator Kerry made the announcement in the US […]

Lord Alli: We've Still a Long Way To Go

Lord Alli has written to the Pink News expressing his pleasure at the majority vote to reject the same sex marriage wrecking bill in the House of Lords but warning that there is still a long way to go. Lord Waheed Alli, a gay Muslim elected to the Lords in 1998, said that despite changes, […]

Trans Community Let Down in Same Sex marriage Vote

Trans campaigners feel let down by Government and LGB campaigners alike over the Same Sex Marriage Bill debate. Although the House of Commons passed the Bill on Tuesday it failed to accept the principle of compensating the victims of stolen marriages – where couples were forced to divorce if either husband or wife wanted their […]