Northern Ireland Assembly fails to pass Equal Marriage

It’s good news that the Northern Ireland Assembly has voted, in principle, in favour of equal marriage. However, because of the power-sharing agreements in Northern Ireland this will not take effect, as the DUP have signalled their intention to veto…

Same-sex marriage for all

Civil partners registered elsewhere can now marry in Scotland. Couples who have a civil partnership registered abroad or elsewhere in the UK can now marry in Scotland, thanks to an extension to existing legislation. From Monday November 2, civil partners…

What is the future of civil partnerships in Scotland?

Humanist Society Scotland we’re delighted to take part in the campaign for marriage equality. When the new Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act was introduced, we made a commitment to address some of the remaining inequalities left by that Act….

Well done Joe and Malx!

Scotland’s first same-sex weddings took place at the stroke of midnight on Hogmanay as Joe and Malx became the first to tie-the-knot in a marriage ceremony following the passage of Scotland’s historic equal marriage legislation earlier this year. The first…

New milestone for marriage equality in Scotland

This morning (16 December 2014) the secondary legislation necessary to allow the first same-sex marriage to take place on Hogmanay (31 December) will come into effect. Signed into law yesterday by Scottish Government Minister Marco Biagi the secondary legislation will…

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