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Rennie: Scottish Government must set out clear timetable to introduce Equal Marriage

May 22, 2013 11:56 PM

leader Willie Rennie MSP has urged the Scottish Government to press ahead with its plans to introduce equal marriage. This comes as the UK bill finished its third reading in the House of Commons yesterday (Tuesday 21st May).

Commenting, Mr Rennie said:

"Modern, progressive nations are increasingly endorsing equal marriage as the change respects people who wish to commit to each other. How we treat each other is tremendously important and a mark of a nation's maturity.

"The House of Commons has led the way on this change and have signalled their determination for equal marriage to be introduced into law. There are only a few remaining stages through the House of Lords to complete that process.

"It's important that Scotland isn't left behind. The Scottish Government should now set a clear timetable for the introduction of equal marriage into Scottish law so that gay people in Scotland can enjoy the same rights as those in the rest of the UK.

"I would urge the Scottish Government to make their intentions clear."