Category «Same-Sex Marriage»

Controversial Scotland hate crime bill voted through by MSPs

The Scottish Government has passed its controversial Hate Crime Bill despite concerns being raised over its impact on freedom of speech. The new legislation creates a criminal offence of “stirring up hatred” against protected groups, on the grounds of religion, sexual orientation, age, disability and transgender identity. It expands on a similar race crime law …

Letter – Marriage under threat

Yvette Cooper (12 October) shows how the debate over same-sex marriage is threatening to change the meaning of marriage in more ways than one. Marriage is defined in law as the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, yet twice in her article Ms Cooper reduces …