Catholic church condemns gay marriage in Scotland

St. James Catholic Church at St. Andrews ScotlandBY SARAH VRBA

Last month, the Scottish government announced that it would introduce legislation that would legalize gay marriage in both civil and religious ceremonies. The announcement sparked outrage from some religious leaders, most notably the Catholic church, despite the fact that Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon emphasized no one would be coerced into performing ceremonies because of the new legislation.

The battle has not come to a close yet, with many members of the Scottish Catholic leadership still up in arms about the possibility of gay marriages. The first ceremonies would not be legally performed in churches until 2015, mind you, and would only apply to Scotland and not the greater UK.


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