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Scotland Marriage Equality to Arrive on New Year’s Eve

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Rainbow Over ScotlandWe finally have a date for the beginning of Scotland marriage equality.

Gay Star News reports:

Gay couples hoping to get married in Scotland finally have a date from when they can say their vows, following an announcement today (13 October). The first official same-sex marriages will take place in Scotland on Hogmanay, 31 December 2014. The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act will come into force on 16 December. This means any gay couple in a civil partnership can convert it into marriage, free of charge, from that date. Same-sex couples who hope to be among the first to marry on New Year’s Eve can register their intentions to do so on that date, allowing for the standard 15 day waiting period.

Congratulations to Scotland, one more piece of amazing news in an unbelievable week.

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UK: Some Conservative Donors Threaten to Quit Party Over Marriage Equality

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

LondonPrime Minister David Cameron may lose some of his party’s donors over the marriage equality bill. Pink News reports:

The Conservative Party is facing more turmoil as some of its top donors have threatened to quit the party over issues such as equal marriage… The Sunday Times reports that three of the Tories’ top donors, who have donated millions of pounds combined, have protested the Government on the equal marriage bill, saying it should not have been a priority for the Conservative Party.

There’s also been a renewed push to get Cameron out:

In the face of a perceived threat from UKIP, Mr Cameron is being urged to pull out of the Coalition with the Liberal Democrats, at least a year ahead of the next general election in 2015. Suggesting that Mr Cameron may need to lead a minority government in order to save the party’s seats, one MP told the Times he would have to “choose between insisting on staying in the coalition and keeping his job,”

So far, Cameron has remained steadfast in his support of the marriage equality bill.

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France: Paris Gay Pride Celebrates Marriage Equality Announcement

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

France Gay MarriageAlways colourful and raucous, the annual Gay Pride parade in Paris on Saturday was further buoyed by the promise of France’s new Socialist government to legalise gay marriage and adoption rights.

“This is a special parade because it is the first time we have a government, a president, a parliament who are in favour of progress,” said Nicolas Gougain, spokesman for the the gay rights group Inter-LGBT.

Organisers were expecting record levels of attendance from the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual) community at the parade heading from Montparnasse to the iconic Place de la Bastille.

Full Story from AFP

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