Scottish Government Consultation

Just to note with rejoicing that the Scottish Government has published its initial consultation on changes that are proposed to marriage law and civil partnership law in Scotland.

I’m sorry that the consultation makes repeated use of the phrase “same-sex marriage”. What I’m hoping for is opening marriage to same-sex couples. We need there to be one institution that is equally open to straight couples and gay couples.

Fortunately, the consultation does ask for comments on changes to the law that would achieve that. There are some proposals in it that would not achieve that, so careful responses are necessary.

The document is available here.

I now find myself wondering whether there needs to be some information meetings organised to help people to make informed responses.

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