Well Done, Scotland!

The Scottish Parliament has voted to legalize same-sex marriage:
SCOTLAND has become the 17th country in the world to legalise gay marriage after a historic vote at Holyrood.

MSPs passed landmark legislation that will allow same-sex couples to have a church wedding by 105 votes to 18.

And Health Secretary Alex Neil revealed the first marriages could take place this autumn - earlier than first thought. He added: "We're doing a remarkable thing today; we are saying on behalf of Scotland to the world, loud and clear, that we believe in recognising love between same sex couples as we do between [different] sex couples."

...Tom French, Policy Coordinator for the Equality Network, said: "This is a profoundly emotional moment for many people who grew up in a country where being gay was still a criminal offence until 1980. Scotland can be proud that we now have one of the most progressive equal marriage bills in the world, and that we've sent out a strong message about the kind of country we are."

...The Scottish government's marriage bill was brought forward after a government consultation, which produced a record 77,508 responses.
All the blubs forever.

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