MPs have again voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. Moments ago the Bill passed its Third Reading vote in the House of Commons by 366 votes to 161 – a majority of 205. The Bill will extend the legal form of marriage to lesbian, gay and bisexual people and permit religious denominations to celebrate such marriages should they wish. It now heads to the House of Lords for debate in June.
A survey produced by Gallup Europe for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) to mark the International Day Against Homophobia (May 17th) has revealed that almost half (47%) of the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual community in Europe has been personally discriminated against or harassed on the grounds of their sexual orientation.
The Scottish Borders LGBT Pride Barbeque will be held at St Monans, Tweed Road, Galashiels, TD1 3DY (National Grid reference NT 501 352) from 2-5 pm on Saturday 1st June. Barbequeing facilities and basic foodstuffs provided. Please bring meat to eat and something to drink.