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Scotland for Marriage Kick-Off Rally Draws Several Hundred

 

Scotland for Marriage held their first public rally and are off to a great start, as the BBC reports!

A campaign group has staged a protest outside the Scottish Parliament against proposed changes to the law which would legalise same-sex marriage.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, and Ann Allen of the Church of Scotland spoke at the rally.

... The rally is the latest step in opposition to the proposals, and includes the delivery of about 20,000 postcards to the parliament signed by those who do not want same-sex marriage to be legalised.

The three keynote speakers - Cardinal O'Brien, Ms Allen, a former convener of the Church of Scotland's Board of Social Responsibility, and former SNP leader Gordon Wilson - also signed a petition.

It calls for a referendum on the issue and expresses concerns about the wider implications of redefining marriage.

Meanwhile, adverts will appear in newspapers and a poster van advertising the launch of the campaign group will drive around the streets of Edinburgh.