Scotland’s former First Minister, Jack McConnell, has called on the Scottish Government to introduce legislation which would allow gay couples to marry.
In a public letter to Scottish group the Equality Network, Lord McConnell urged the Scottish Government to “go for equality over discrimination” by choosing to back equal marriage in Scotland, arguing that “homophobic prejudice and discrimination is no longer an accepted or tolerated part of Scottish society.”
Lord McConnell oversaw the introduction of civil partnerships but, in his letter to the Equality Network today, he argues that system did not go far enough.
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