On February 4th 2014, the Scottish Parliament passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill, with 105 votes in favour and 18 votes against. The bill received royal assent on 12th March 2014, and is now the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014. It came into effect on 16th December 2014, you can read more about it and what it means for you in the Equality Network’s Marriage and Civil Partnership in Scotland Guide.

Scotland's first same-sex humanist wedding

On Hogmanay (31st January) 2014, same-sex marriages became legal in Scotland. Humanist Society Scotland Celebrant Ross Wright was honoured to conduct one of the first marriages.

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There is still more to be done

Although the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014, which same into effect on 16th December 2014, brings equality for same-sex couples to get married, the Act did not lift the ban on mixed-sex couples to have a Civil Partnership.

The Scottish Government has plans to review the current operation and future of Civil Partnerships in Scotland. The consultation is due to take place in mid-2015, with a report following later that year.

Why were we involved in the campaign?

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We supported the Equal Marriage campaign

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Same Sex Marriage Scotland Infographic by Humanist Society Scotland is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.humanism-scotland.org.uk.

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