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Scottish Government To Introduce Gay Marriage Bill

The Scottish government will introduce a bill to allow same-sex marriage in June.

BBC reports:

The Scottish government has confirmed it will introduce a bill within the month to allow same-sex marriage.

A consultation on the proposed Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill closed in March, but the responses have yet to be published.

Ministers promised to change the law, but also to protect the rights of religious groups who do not want to carry out such ceremonies.

The Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic Church are against the plans.

Once the legislative proposal is lodged at parliament it will undergo scrutiny before committee members and in the chamber.

The government said the bill would also allow civil ceremonies to take place at a location other than a registrar’s office.

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