Posted By Eric Ethington (Author) on March 17, 2011
Scotland – The Equality and Human Rights Commission are urging the nation to begin looking at legalizing marriage equality, as further polls are showing massive citizen support for equality. As a full-blown Scottish man myself (original name was MacEthington), I cry “Aye!”
Support for marriage equality in Scotland has been rising steeply over the past several years. Between 2006 and 2009 support rose from 53% to 62% in favor.
Now representatives from the EHRC are urging Scottish lawmakers to pass the laws and support ALL citizens.
Pink News reports:
Kaliani Lyle, of the Scottish EHRC, said: “Despite shifts in public opinion and indeed legislation in the UK, same-sex couples in Scotland continue to be denied access to marriage itself.
“It’s clear from statistics that there is not only a growing demand for same-sex marriage, but that public opinion is also increasingly positive, with a majority of people now supporting the option of same-sex marriage.
“Scotland now has the opportunity to lead the way in terms of legislative foresight and equality and the new Scottish government will have the opportunity to deliver fair and equal marriage choices to all.”