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Scottish LGBT Committee AGMThe meeting will be held on 13th October 2012 at 10am in Glasgow. To see the calling notice click here. If you are interested in attending please contact Elaine Duffy or contact the Branch.
Update here from Equality Network - see here
UPDATE - Support Equal Marriage
You may have noticed the article in Scotland on Sunday at the weekend that the majority of MSPs have pledged to vote for equal marriage if legislation is proposed in the Scottish Parliament. See the full story hereUPDATE - Beware the Propaganda against Equality - see here
An urgent message from Equality Network about the consultation is here
Marriage Equality Consultation
The Scottish Government have just launched their consultation on marriage equality, and say that their initial view is to support the introduction of same-sex marriage.
The consultation paper can be found here
The consultation paper points out (paragraphs 3.14 – 3.18) that the current proposal in England appears to be to allow only civil same sex marriages, conducted by registrars, and not to allow any religious body to conduct same sex marriages. The consultation paper asks whether that is OK for Scotland, or whether (paragraph 3.19) those religious bodies that wish to conduct same sex marriages should be allowed to do so.
UNISON supports the latter option, so that bodies that want to conduct same sex marriages, such as the Metropolitan Community Church, the Unitarians,the Quakers, the Liberal Jews, the Pagan Federation, and last but certainly not least, the Humanists, can do so.
A message from UNISON LGBT Members can be found here