Scotland brings in gay marriage

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    Jul 25, 2012 10:33 AM GMT
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-18981287

    Look to us on how to do civilisation
  • bad_wolf

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    Jul 25, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
    And I do like the idea of moving to Edinburgh...
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    Jul 25, 2012 1:12 PM GMT
    *Edinburgh
  • bad_wolf

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    Jul 25, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    Eugh, I never get that right first time!
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    Jul 25, 2012 1:20 PM GMT
    I'd hardly call the Scottish civilized. I'd call them drunk.
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    Jul 25, 2012 1:31 PM GMT
    But this is unlikely to take effect till 2015, right? It's good that things are happening there, but still needs to be put into a little bit of perspective.
    The decision went against a government run public consultation where two thirds (of 77,000 participants) were against the notion. I don't know what that equates to as an actual representation of Scotland, but it just goes to show that there is still work to be done, especially when the Archbishop of Glasgow just made some remarks about the untimely death of an MP being the result of him being gay.
    Still, it's good that the government is working for minorities in order to spur on progress.
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    Jul 25, 2012 1:39 PM GMT
    Yeh, I'm not saying its perfect, but progress... and England and the rest of UK will hopefully follow suit. The major opposition is all religious, and peopel with traditionalist views of what "marriage" means - these people are not necessarily against gay people themselves.
  • ciizer

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    Jul 25, 2012 5:56 PM GMT
    LIEV saidI'd hardly call the Scottish civilized. I'd call them drunk.


    hahahaha...

    +1. although i think the OP is very civilized and cool icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 25, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    bad_wolf saidAnd I do like the idea of moving to Edinburgh...


    Me too.
  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 25, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    Scotland is usually more progressive than England on all sorts of matters.

    If the Scots vote for independence in 2014, how on earth will England cope!?

    On the consultation, I heard it was about eighty thousand responded, and two thirds opposed the policy.....However, the population is about five million. Many more adults were either for the idea, or at least neutral/disinterested.
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    Jul 25, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    It was going to be happening soon in England and Wales too, until Conservative MPs forced Cameron to kick it into the long grass, aided and abetted by the Church of England (aka the Tory Party at prayer). I can see something similar happening in Scotland, but this time the pressure will be on MSPs from Catholics, Church of Scotland constituents and socially conservative Scots (of whom there are many).
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    Jul 25, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    Misleading title. They haven't legalized gay marriage yet.

    "Scotland could become the first part of the UK to introduce gay marriage after the SNP government announced plans to make the change.

    Ministers confirmed they would bring forward a bill on the issue, indicating the earliest ceremonies could take place by the start of 2015."
  • funkymonkey

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    Jul 27, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    Introducing gay marriage is part of David Camerons programme for government, this appears to be yet another stunt by Scotlands nationalist leaders. It is, nevertheless, a welcome development!
    I was very surprised about the very low level of support for gay marriage in Scotland, in ireland support for marriage equality is over 70% (the Prime minister, however, doesn't seem interested in the issue).

    http://www.thejournal.ie/poll-shows-strong-support-for-same-sex-marriage-363584-Feb2012/
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    Jul 27, 2012 6:33 PM GMT
    Move to Canada. We've had same-sex marriage nationwide since 2005.
    But good for Scotland!
  • Timbales

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    Jul 27, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    "I was sick and tired of everything when I called you last night from Glasgow...."