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Same Sex Marriage Motion, 20/10/14 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 20 October 2014 by Marco Biagi (SNP) in regards to same sex marriage.

The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 will come into effect on 31 December 2014; notes that, from that date, it will be possible for same-sex couples in Scotland to have a civil marriage ceremony or a religious or belief based ceremony; believes that Hogmanay 2014 will be a historic day for Scotland and will be a day of celebration for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people throughout the country; understands that Scotland will be the 17th country in the world to recognise same-sex marriage ceremonies; recognises the considerable efforts that it believes that groups such as the Equality Network and the Scottish Youth Parliament, along with the many thousands of LGBTI rights’ activists, put into campaigning for equal marriage over many years; celebrates that Scotland will bring in the new year with what it sees as one of the most progressive equal marriage laws in the world; believes that this was passed with clear public and parliamentary support that demonstrated the country’s commitment to equality for all, but concludes that, while significant progress has been made toward LGBTI rights in Scotland, that there is still more to do to secure full equality in law and society.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 20 October 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 20 October 2014