Tuesday, June 25, 2013

It's Time Scotland!

Equality Network launches a Scotland’s Equal Marriage video campaign called It's Time. The campaign aims to help build momentum for a change in the law as Members of the Scottish Parliament decide how they will vote on Scotland’s equal marriage legislation. 

The video campaign features leading Scottish celebrities, politicians, religious ministers, and ordinary couples from across the country, voicing their support for Equal Marriage and declaring that in 2013 It’s Time for LGBT people in Scotland to have equal rights.

Tom French, Policy Coordinator for the Equality Network, has said: "We’re proud of the It’s Time video campaign, which demonstrates the breadth of support that exists for equal marriage in Scotland, and reflects the values of equality and compassion that have always been at the heart of our society. Thirty-three years ago Scotland finally decriminalised homosexuality now, in 2013, its well-and-truly time that LGBT people were granted full equality under the law. We hope that in the coming months MSPs will vote by a clear majority to give same-sex couples an equal right to celebrate their love and, in doing so, they will send out a strong message to the world about the kind of fair and progressive country we want Scotland to be".

Remember that the regulation of same-sex marriage is a matter of Scottish Assembly because the UK has devolved justice powers to Scotland.

Brian Cox, actor 

 Sharleen Spiteri, singer of Texas

Also religious ministers from several churches

Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland

Watch the video

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