Scotland to back gay marriage

2012-07-25 15:07
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London - Scotland's government has announced plans to legalise same-sex marriages.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday that legislation permitting the marriages would soon be introduced.

The measure has backing from the major Scottish political parties. It follows a public consultation on the issue.

When enacted, Scotland could become the first part of the UK to allow same-sex marriages.

The UK government has conducted a public consultation on legalising same-sex marriages, and it has the backing of Prime Minister David Cameron. But UK officials are waiting for the results of the public consultation before taking further steps.

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