A triumph for freedom and fairness in Scotland

The early stages of the new law will no doubt throw up any problems, although the early signs are that the legislation is sound. Religious groups should feel satisfied that they will not be forced to carry out gay marriages while gay couples can celebrate a truly remarkable, bold and welcome change to the law. Last night’s vote means Scotland will soon join the list of progressive democracies that have legalised gay marriage. It is indeed a historic day. Scotland is a fairer place, says a leader in The Herald



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