A big congratulations goes to Scotland!
If all legislation goes as planned, Scotland will be the first part of the United Kingdom to legalize same sex marriage!
According to Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon:
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.
Interestingly, although unsurprisingly, this plan has opposition from not only the Catholic Church and the Church of Scotland, but two-thirds of the Scottish population. Good for Scotland, standing up for what’s right even when it’s unpopular. I hope some American legislators take note.