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Tue Feb 4, 2014, 02:59 PM

Scotland Legalises Marriage Equality

Source: Buzzfeed

Scotland’s first same-sex marriages are set to take place later this year.

The Scottish parliament on Tuesday voted to pass the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill by a margin of 105-18, with the first unions to be conducted in the autumn.

“I believe this bill will have a hugely positive impact on our society and on the health and well-being of LGBT of people in our country,” MSP Jim Eadie said during the debate. “Scotland now has one of the most progressive equal marriage bills in the world. Allowing the option of gender-neutral marriage ceremonies will provide genuine equality for all, including transgender people.”

“This is a profound moment in our nation’s history,” he added.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/scotland-legalises-marriage-equality

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TrogL Feb 2014 OP
DURHAM D Feb 2014 #1
KamaAina Feb 2014 #2
loli phabay Feb 2014 #3
alp227 Feb 2014 #4
TygrBright Feb 2014 #5
LiberalLovinLug Feb 2014 #6
libodem Feb 2014 #7
Marrah_G Feb 2014 #8

Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 03:04 PM

1. I love Scotland.

This morning a Democratic House member from New Jersey resigned from congress. He is under ethics investigation for among other things using using campaign funds to take a family trip to Scotland. My first thought was "Damn, I totally get it".

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 03:05 PM

2. Hoot mon!

 

One-quarter Scottish here.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 03:09 PM

3. good, next up should be the sectarianism thats rife.

 

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 03:13 PM

4. K&R + better source than a LOLcat site

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 04:04 PM

5. Well done, Scotia!

::cues the pipes to swing into "Scotland the Brave"::

Now treat yerselves to a whusky and a plate of baps, and reflect on the ongoing cultural superiority of Scotland.

appreciatively,
Bright

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 05:10 PM

6. Putin is going backwards

The rest of the world other than Russia, Nigeria and Uganda are moving ahead out of the blind bigotry of the past. I can see it getting very ugly there, especially after the Olympic cameras have left. Because as more countries enact more progressive legislation, Russian gay activists will get bolder, as they should, and Putin will probably dig his jackboots in.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:11 PM

7. Very progressive

Good on 'em. Woo Hoo!

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:16 PM

8. well done

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