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Church of Scotland to allow same-sex couples to marry

The church law has been changed to enable church ministers and deacons to authorize celebrants to conduct same-sex weddings. However, no person would be required to be involved in marrying a same-sex couple if they don’t want to.

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Pro-LGBTQIA development in Scotland.

At the end of May at the 2022 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, same-sex marriage within the church was approved by 274 votes to 136.

Specifically, the church law has been changed to enable church ministers and deacons to authorize celebrants to conduct same-sex weddings.

However, no person would be required to be involved in marrying a same-sex couple if they don’t want to.

Same-sex marriage has actually been legal in Scotland since December 2014, but such weddings were not allowed by the Church of Scotland until now.

Other churches are still battling this issue – e.g. the Church in Wales does not allow same-sex marriage but it voted in September 2021 to “bless” same-sex unions; while the Church of England does not allow this, and LGBTQ+ clergy members are allowed to be in relationships but must remain celibate.

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