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Alex Salmond said equal marriage was one of the 'proudest days in the history of Scotland'

Writing for PinkNews, First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, explains why the passage of a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Scotland was “one of the proudest days in the history of Scotland.”

I believe that Tuesday 4th February 2014 will be remembered as one of the proudest days in the history of Scotland.

It was a day we took an enormous step towards being the kind of country we want to be – a country that not only believes in equality and fairness, but one in which those values are weaved into the very fabric of our society.

This is a bill about equality, but perhaps more importantly than that it is about love - the love between a couple, regardless of sexuality, belief or background.

It cannot be right that two people are denied the right to have their love enshrined in the institution of marriage, purely on the basis of their gender or their sexuality. That is an injustice that cannot be allowed to stand in a truly tolerant society.

Now, same sex couples will be able to choose whether to have a religious, a belief or a civil marriage ceremony, recognised by the state.

In preparing this bill, we have embarked on two of the most wide ranging consultations we have ever conducted, with thousands of submissions received and carefully considered.

Of course, not everyone agreed with the bill, and the debate has been wide ranging and thoughtful across Scotland – not just on the floor of the Parliament at Holyrood.

Scotland has a proud history as a tolerant society, and at the heart of that is religious tolerance too. Our nation is, and always has been, one that promotes and protects freedom of expression. That is why our bill protects those who do not wish to take part in same sex marriage ceremonies.

Indeed, the bill makes it clear that the introduction of same sex marriage in Scotland has no impact on freedom of speech.

And it puts in place an opt-in system. That means there are absolutely no circumstances where religious bodies will be forced to conduct same sex marriage ceremonies against their will.

The bill doesn’t just introduce same sex marriage but it also makes provision so that couples in an existing civil partnership registered in Scotland may change their civil partnership to a marriage, if they so wish.

Now that the Scottish Parliament has approved the bill we’ll work hard on implementation. This will include working closely with the UK Government to make the necessary changes to Equalities legislation. I look forward to seeing the first same sex marriage on Scottish soil as soon as possible.

I am proud that the Scottish Parliament has taken this progressive and hugely important decision in favour of equal rights in our country – a decision that will resonate beyond our borders and will place Scotland in the vanguard of nations committed to equality for all.

Alex Salmond is the First Minister of Scotland and the leader of the SNP.

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/02/14/alex-salmond-legalisation-sex-marriage-one-proudest-days-history-scotland/

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Catman wrote:Alex Salmond: The legalisation of same-sex marriage was one of the proudest days in Scotland’s history Salmond

Alex Salmond said equal marriage was one of the 'proudest days in the history of Scotland'

Writing for PinkNews, First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, explains why the passage of a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Scotland was “one of the proudest days in the history of Scotland.”

I believe that Tuesday 4th February 2014 will be remembered as one of the proudest days in the history of Scotland.

It was a day we took an enormous step towards being the kind of country we want to be – a country that not only believes in equality and fairness, but one in which those values are weaved into the very fabric of our society.

This is a bill about equality, but perhaps more importantly than that it is about love - the love between a couple, regardless of sexuality, belief or background.

It cannot be right that two people are denied the right to have their love enshrined in the institution of marriage, purely on the basis of their gender or their sexuality. That is an injustice that cannot be allowed to stand in a truly tolerant society.

Now, same sex couples will be able to choose whether to have a religious, a belief or a civil marriage ceremony, recognised by the state.

In preparing this bill, we have embarked on two of the most wide ranging consultations we have ever conducted, with thousands of submissions received and carefully considered.

Of course, not everyone agreed with the bill, and the debate has been wide ranging and thoughtful across Scotland – not just on the floor of the Parliament at Holyrood.

Scotland has a proud history as a tolerant society, and at the heart of that is religious tolerance too. Our nation is, and always has been, one that promotes and protects freedom of expression. That is why our bill protects those who do not wish to take part in same sex marriage ceremonies.

Indeed, the bill makes it clear that the introduction of same sex marriage in Scotland has no impact on freedom of speech.

And it puts in place an opt-in system. That means there are absolutely no circumstances where religious bodies will be forced to conduct same sex marriage ceremonies against their will.

The bill doesn’t just introduce same sex marriage but it also makes provision so that couples in an existing civil partnership registered in Scotland may change their civil partnership to a marriage, if they so wish.

Now that the Scottish Parliament has approved the bill we’ll work hard on implementation. This will include working closely with the UK Government to make the necessary changes to Equalities legislation. I look forward to seeing the first same sex marriage on Scottish soil as soon as possible.

I am proud that the Scottish Parliament has taken this progressive and hugely important decision in favour of equal rights in our country – a decision that will resonate beyond our borders and will place Scotland in the vanguard of nations committed to equality for all.

Alex Salmond is the First Minister of Scotland and the leader of the SNP.

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/02/14/alex-salmond-legalisation-sex-marriage-one-proudest-days-history-scotland/

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i take it he has never married, had children or grand children them... :D 

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Post by Eilzel on Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:24 pm

heavenly father wrote:
Catman wrote:Alex Salmond: The legalisation of same-sex marriage was one of the proudest days in Scotland’s history Salmond

Alex Salmond said equal marriage was one of the 'proudest days in the history of Scotland'

Writing for PinkNews, First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, explains why the passage of a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Scotland was “one of the proudest days in the history of Scotland.”

I believe that Tuesday 4th February 2014 will be remembered as one of the proudest days in the history of Scotland.

It was a day we took an enormous step towards being the kind of country we want to be – a country that not only believes in equality and fairness, but one in which those values are weaved into the very fabric of our society.

This is a bill about equality, but perhaps more importantly than that it is about love - the love between a couple, regardless of sexuality, belief or background.

It cannot be right that two people are denied the right to have their love enshrined in the institution of marriage, purely on the basis of their gender or their sexuality. That is an injustice that cannot be allowed to stand in a truly tolerant society.

Now, same sex couples will be able to choose whether to have a religious, a belief or a civil marriage ceremony, recognised by the state.

In preparing this bill, we have embarked on two of the most wide ranging consultations we have ever conducted, with thousands of submissions received and carefully considered.

Of course, not everyone agreed with the bill, and the debate has been wide ranging and thoughtful across Scotland – not just on the floor of the Parliament at Holyrood.

Scotland has a proud history as a tolerant society, and at the heart of that is religious tolerance too. Our nation is, and always has been, one that promotes and protects freedom of expression. That is why our bill protects those who do not wish to take part in same sex marriage ceremonies.

Indeed, the bill makes it clear that the introduction of same sex marriage in Scotland has no impact on freedom of speech.

And it puts in place an opt-in system. That means there are absolutely no circumstances where religious bodies will be forced to conduct same sex marriage ceremonies against their will.

The bill doesn’t just introduce same sex marriage but it also makes provision so that couples in an existing civil partnership registered in Scotland may change their civil partnership to a marriage, if they so wish.

Now that the Scottish Parliament has approved the bill we’ll work hard on implementation. This will include working closely with the UK Government to make the necessary changes to Equalities legislation. I look forward to seeing the first same sex marriage on Scottish soil as soon as possible.

I am proud that the Scottish Parliament has taken this progressive and hugely important decision in favour of equal rights in our country – a decision that will resonate beyond our borders and will place Scotland in the vanguard of nations committed to equality for all.

Alex Salmond is the First Minister of Scotland and the leader of the SNP.

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/02/14/alex-salmond-legalisation-sex-marriage-one-proudest-days-history-scotland/

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i take it he has never married, had children or grand children them... :D 

WTF has that got to do with anything? So you can't have a family and support gay rights? You should be in a cage; psychologists would have a field day haha
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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:27 pm

Eilzel wrote:
heavenly father wrote:

i take it he has never married, had children or grand children them... :D 

WTF has that got to do with anything? So you can't have a family and support gay rights? You should be in a cage; psychologists would have a field day haha

missed the point as usual, if you had been married, had children or grandchildren one of those events would be your proudest moment not a piece of legislation, it shows that gays can only ever see themselves from a victims point of view though... :D 

perhaps a psychologist would have a field day with your victim and defensive attitude to your chosen sexuality.. :D

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Post by SEXY MAMA on Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:33 pm

In regards to the OP what a nice thing to say.

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SEXY MAMA wrote:In regards to the OP what a nice thing to say.

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Post by Irn Bru on Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:51 pm

Well said Eck - good Jambo that you are.

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Seriously - Scotland shows society the way it should be.


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Post by Eilzel on Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:05 pm

heavenly father wrote:
Eilzel wrote:

WTF has that got to do with anything? So you can't have a family and support gay rights? You should be in a cage; psychologists would have a field day haha

missed the point as usual, if you had been married, had children or grandchildren one of those events would be your proudest moment not a piece of legislation, it shows that gays can only ever see themselves from a victims point of view though... :D 

perhaps a psychologist would have a field day with your victim and defensive attitude to your chosen sexuality.. :D

one of the 'proudest days in the history of Scotland'

'One of' as in not 'The'.

'History of Scotland'; as in the history of that particular 'country' NOT 'Alex Salmond's' personal life.

Can you not read? Did you finish school? Are you simple? Are you a troll?

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Eilzel wrote:
heavenly father wrote:

missed the point as usual, if you had been married, had children or grandchildren one of those events would be your proudest moment not a piece of legislation, it shows that gays can only ever see themselves from a victims point of view though... :D 

perhaps a psychologist would have a field day with your victim and defensive attitude to your chosen sexuality.. :D

one of the 'proudest days in the history of Scotland'

'One of' as in not 'The'.

'History of Scotland'; as in the history of that particular 'country' NOT 'Alex Salmond's' personal life.

Can you not read? Did you finish school? Are you simple? Are you a troll?

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Post by Eilzel on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:17 pm

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one of the 'proudest days in the history of Scotland'

'One of' as in not 'The'.

'History of Scotland'; as in the history of that particular 'country' NOT 'Alex Salmond's' personal life.

Can you not read? Did you finish school? Are you simple? Are you a troll?

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chill out  Basketball 

Just asking; not keen on stupidity tbh, deliberate or otherwise.
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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:28 pm

Eilzel wrote:
Maine coon lover wrote:

chill out  Basketball 

Just asking; not keen on stupidity tbh, deliberate or otherwise.

I think it was just to point out that there are many things to be proud of in life .


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Post by Eilzel on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:31 pm

Maine coon lover wrote:
Eilzel wrote:

Just asking; not keen on stupidity tbh, deliberate or otherwise.

I think it was just to point out that there are many things to be proud of in life .


No; HF's post explicitly states wouldn't one of those family moments be a more proud moment- he totally missed the part where Salmond said 'one of' as in 'among' and in the history of Scotland; not his personal life. I appreciate you are trying to defend your man's blunder here but it is futile- he has a habit of (deliberately?) misreading things. On the plus side night school English classes probably don't cost all that much  Smile 
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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:35 pm

Spot on! If he can't tell the difference between country and personal, his life must be very complicated!

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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:03 pm

Eilzel wrote:
Maine coon lover wrote:

I think it was just to point out that there are many things to be proud of in life .


No; HF's post explicitly states wouldn't one of those family moments be a more proud moment- he totally missed the part where Salmond said 'one of' as in 'among' and in the history of Scotland; not his personal life. I appreciate you are trying to defend your man's blunder here but it is futile- he has a habit of (deliberately?) misreading things. On the plus side night school English classes probably don't cost all that much  Smile 

never mind some people are so touchy  Laughing 

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Post by SEXY MAMA on Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:28 pm

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SEXY MAMA wrote:In regards to the OP what a nice thing to say.

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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:13 pm

well at least he will have this to comfort him in the wake of his failed effort to go it alone

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