Gay marriage to be introduced in Scotland

Scottish ministers have confirmed today they will bring forward a bill to introduce equal marriage. The Scottish government said it would work with UK ministers to amend equality laws, to ensure religious views were protected, and a bill would be brought forward to the Scottish Parliament to bring in the change. Scotland’s deputy first minister, […]

Church of Scotland vote to allow the possible selection of gay and lesbian ministers in the future

Church of Scotland General Assembly

The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly meeting on Monday held a significant debate on questions relating to ministers in same-sex relationships and also with regard to ministers who are looking to bless couples in same-sex relationships. They have made a very modest step forward, according to Kelvin Holdsworth, Dean of St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow. It […]

New Kirk moderator says gay ministers are ‘a risk’

The Times The Rev David Lacy of Kilmarnock, the Church of Scotland’s incoming moderator told The Sunday Times on 31st October that sanctioning openly gay ministers posed too grave a risk for a church evenly divided on the issue. He added: “I find myself truly representative of the Church in that sometimes I believe we […]