Results tagged “Scotland” from Last Word

"This is the first day of the life I always wanted to lead – as the right sex with the right person by my side." A British couple have made history in Scotland, becoming the first in the nation's long history to marry where both partners are transgendered. Helen and Felix Fenlon celebrated their nuptials in Gretna Green in Scotland, ... [Read]

"[W]e would believe that same-sex relationships are profoundly harmful both physically, biologically, mentally, emotionally and I have to say spiritually to those involved. No society should facilitate or encourage anyone to enter into a same-sex relationship." Peter Kearney, spokesperson for the Catholic Church, to BBC Radio 5's Dominic Laurie. Kearney was discussing the church's dismay over the Scottish government's bold ... [Read]

"We are committed to a Scotland that is fair and equal and that is why we intend to proceed with plans to allow same-sex marriage and religious ceremonies for civil partnerships -- we believe that this is the right thing to do. The Scottish government has already made clear that no religious body will be compelled to conduct same-sex ... [Read]

"Clearly, if it is sensible to hold a referendum on independence, it is crucial that we have one on marriage. It is the only way the country can move forward on this issue. Let all those who have a view on this subject place their trust in the Scottish people and let Scotland decide." Cardinal Keith O'Brien, leader of ... [Read]