In an earlier post today, about a Scotland brewery’s decision to create a special, non-gay beer for Vladimir Putin as a way to raise money for marginalized peoples around the globe, I mentioned that Scotland’s parliament was having its final reading of a bill to bring marriage equality to that country. That bill has passed by a landslide:
A bill that would extend marriage rights to same-sex couples in Scotland on Tuesday received final approval.
The 105-18 vote in the Scottish Parliament took place after more than three hours of debate.
Same-sex couples in England and Wales will be able to tie the knot next month. The Irish government last fall announced a referendum on whether to extend marriage rights to gays and lesbians will take place in 2015.
Congratulations to all our friends in Scotland!