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Figures Reveal Drop in Number of Marriages in Scotland

Newly published provisional figures from National Records of Scotland have revealed that 3,462 marriages took place in Scotland in total in the first quarter of 2018. This is apparently 116 fewer than during the first quarter of 2017 (a fall of 3.2%). 

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Civil Partnerships of Same-sex Couples to be Converted to Marriages for Free

Fees for converting a civil partnership to a marriage are to be waived for same-sex couples currently in a civil-partnership. Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid told parliament that there is to be no fee for couples who entered into a civil partnership when same sex marriage was not permitted.

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Survey reveals attitudes to same sex marriage

With the UK’s first same sex marriages scheduled to take place this weekend in England and Wales, a recent survey has revealed that younger gay men are more interested in the idea of getting married than older gay men.

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Marriages rise again

Provisional figures for births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and civil partnerships registered during 2012 have been published by the National Records of Scotland.

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Marriage is beneficial for same-sex couples

Psychological distress is lower among lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals who are legally married to a person of the same sex, compared with those not in legally recognised unions, according to a new study from the UCLA Williams Institute.

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Same sex marriage

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on a draft Bill to allow same sex marriage in Scotland. The plans have received cross party support in the Scottish Parliament.

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Register General releases vital event data for Scotland

Recent information released by the Register General for Scotland has shown that there has been a 5.9% increase in the number of marriages that were registered in Scotland in the second quarter of 2012. The total figure for the quarter reached 9,155, which is 511 more than the same quarter of 2011, and the highest second quarter figure since 1993.

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Scottish Government announces same sex marriage bill

The Scottish Government has outlined its legislative priorities for the 2012-13 parliamentary year, which include the introduction of the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill.

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Composition of households in Scotland

The latest Scottish Household Survey (SHS) Annual Report, published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, has given a breakdown of the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of Scottish households in 2011.

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Registrar General’s annual review

The Registrar General has published the Annual Review of Demographic Trends for 2011, which shows that after nine years of continuous growth, Scotland’s population in mid-2011 reached 5,254,800 - the highest ever. These figures, based on 2001 Census data, show a rise of 190,600 people over that period.

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Government to legalise same sex marriage

The Scottish Government has confirmed that it intends to legislate to allow same sex marriage. The legislation will be accompanied by important protections for freedom of speech and religion.

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Latest statistics on vital events

Recent provisional statistics from the Registrar General for Scotland have shown that:

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EHRC helps civil partners win discrimination appeal

The English Court of Appeal has found in favour of a couple in a civil partnership who were defending a County Court ruling that they had been the victims of direct discrimination by the owners of a hotel. The couple had received the backing of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to defend the appeal.

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Commission publishes same sex marriage consultation response

The Scottish Human Rights Commission (the Commission) has published its response to the Scottish Government's consultation on same sex marriage.

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Breaking down barriers for same sex partnerships

According to the Council of Europe, same sex couples are being denied the same rights as heterosexual couples in Europe because they cannot freely move from country to country. 

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Referendum call for same sex marriage proposals

A Christian charity has spoken out against the proposals contained in the Scottish Government's consultation on same sex marriage.

 

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Government consults on same sex marriage

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on same sex marriage and religious ceremonies for civil partnerships in Scotland.

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