Same-sex marriage bill advances in Scotland

Scottish flag and gay pride flagBY MICHAEL K. LAVERS
Washington Blade

A bill that would extend marriage rights to same-sex couples in Scotland on Wednesday cleared its first hurdle.

Members of the Scottish Parliament passed the measure by a 98-15 vote margin more than three hours after they began debating it.

“Equal marriage is an idea whose time has come,” MSP Jackie Baillie of Dumbarton said.

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