Scotland to Legalize Gay Marriage! Watch

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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mobi...usaolp00000008

"Gay Marriage will be made legal in Scotland, the SNP government announced on Wednesday morning, after the Scottish government finally agreed the framework for legislation."

"The expectation is that a draft Bill will be published later this year, but the SNP government has indicated that a UK-wide change to the Equality Act would be needed before any changes could be passed into law."

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About time!
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About time!
Too right!


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Very proud of my gay-embracing wee country right now
Well it's not officially passed as a law yet, but at least they're acknowledging it. Hope the hype spreads all over the UK so the equal marriage act would accelerate faster.


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It's shameful that it's taken until 2012 for this to happen.

I personally cannot even fathom how someone could have an issue with people being gay (firstly, and secondly) and wanting to get married.
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This news made my day!

I live in England and really hope Scotland lead the way for the rest of the UK with this.

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Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee s!

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:awesome: Amazing news!
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(Original post by kat2pult)
It's shameful that it's taken until 2012 for this to happen.

I personally cannot even fathom how someone could have an issue with people being gay (firstly, and secondly) and wanting to get married.
That's what we get from living in a country that hasn't separated the church from the state.
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Go Scotland! :congrats: :dance: :danceboy:
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The rest of the UK are set to do this by 2015. Good.
This thread does already exist though
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Hopefully the rest of the UK will follow in Scotland's footsteps very soon.
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That's what we get from living in a country that hasn't separated the church from the state.
To be honest, the UK is probably far more advanced than the US. And the US is supposed to be secular. Yet the main reasons of not allowing gay marriage are religious reasons. Silly.


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Woohoo! More reason to love Scotland!
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The rest of the UK are set to do this by 2015. Good.
This thread does already exist though
Oops, sorry. I'm on my mobile and I didn't see it. Too exciting of news not to share! :awesome:


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Well, there are certainly a plethora of nice marriage venues in Scotland. Good move by Scotland as they will bring in cash from couples across the UK and Europe. Oh, and it is a step in the right direction for gay marriage!
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Well, there are certainly a plethora of nice marriage venues in Scotland. Good move by Scotland as they will bring in cash from couples across the UK and Europe. Oh, and it is a step in the right direction for gay marriage!
I'm just wondering what it means for English couples who get married in Scotland - will it be recognised as a marriage when they're in England?

Loads of kinks to iron out unless the UK government pull their collective fingers out and table a bill at the same time as Scotland.
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I'm just wondering what it means for English couples who get married in Scotland - will it be recognised as a marriage when they're in England?

Loads of kinks to iron out unless the UK government pull their collective fingers out and table a bill at the same time as Scotland.
I don't know how it will work with being recognised, but the UK in general is set to have it leglised by 2015 (I think it's 2014 for England), so the cogs are moving.
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Just wait a second here: we've had the Scottish Government say it will introduce a Bill in the fairly distant future. It hasn't even been written, never mind handed to the Scottish Parliament yet.

It's predicted it will pass, but ultimately it's a free vote and - even for the most ardent supporters of same-sex marriage - consent of MSPs will depend on the detail and content of the Bill.

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I'm just wondering what it means for English couples who get married in Scotland - will it be recognised as a marriage when they're in England?
Gay marriages in other jurisdictions are recognised in the UK at present as civil partnerships.

Loads of kinks to iron out unless the UK government pull their collective fingers out and table a bill at the same time as Scotland.
In fact, the Scottish administration recognised that the UK Government's proposed Bill for England and Wales could potentially take effect before the Scottish one.
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Surprised this even gets a mention. Just as surprised as I am to read such hatred against people who choose to be gay.

Good luck to them that they can rise above it.
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Only 60% were in favour (in some poll), but 40% (which is still a huge margin) were not.

Sorry to hear I guess.
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