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Gay lobby push for same- sex marriage in Scotland

Homosexual lobbyists in Scotland are calling for homosexuals to be able to ‘marry’ on the same terms as heterosexual couples, including holding weddings in consenting churches.

A petition has been launched on the website of the Scottish Parliament, arguing that traditional marriage should no longer have a distinct status from same-sex unions.

The petition’s backers, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Network (LGBTN), say that even though civil partnerships are equal to marriage in legal terms, they are still “considered separate”.

Same-sex couples should also be allowed to marry in religious ceremonies, the LGBTN say.

They want an amendment to the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 “to allow two persons of the same sex to register a civil marriage and a religious marriage if the relevent religious body consents”.

• Full story at the Christian Institute.

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