Ten years ago, the Labour Party abolished Section 28. In 2004, the Labour Party played a key role in passing legislation for civil partnerships, paving the way for a successful equal marriage vote in 2013. We have come so far in just a few years but there is still so much more work to be done.
LGBT Labour Scotland welcomes the Marriage and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Bill. We believe the legislation will be a huge step forward for equality in Scotland, and that it provides a balance between equality and freedoms of religion and speech.