Marriage Equality for Scotland
Posted: 09 Feb 2014 05:00 PM PST
UK Dept for Culture, Media and Sport
Scotland has become the 17th country to legalize same-sex marriage. With a vote of 105 to 18, Parliament was overwhelmingly in favour of the change.
The new law should come in to effect later this year. Religious organisations which opposed the move to marriage equality will not be made to celebrate same-sex weddings on their premises.
A government consultation prior to the passing of the new bill resulted in over 77,000 responses – a record number of responses that indicates the huge level of public interest in this issue.