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Scottish Government Ignores 80,000 Petitions Demanding Referendum on Marriage

 

What we are seeing unfolding in Scotland is familiar to us fighting to protect marriage here in the states -- gay marriage activists and pro-SSM legislators claim a majority of citizens support redefining marriage, then proceed to deny the people the right to vote on it and demand that it be imposed immediately:

A referendum will not be held on same-sex marriage proposals, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

On Tuesday, the cabinet met over the proposals after they received more than 80,000 responses to a consultation on the issue.

The meeting came after the Catholic Church called on the government to hold a vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised.

This was criticised by equal rights campaigners, who also questioned why the SNP government failed to reach a decision on same-sex marriage during the meeting at Bute House.

Tom French, policy coordinator for the Equality Network, a lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transsexual rights group, said: "It is time the Scottish Government demonstrated its leadership on this issue and announced a decision. Same-sex marriage is supported by the majority of Scots and the majority of MSPs. The government have had seven months to analyse the consultation responses and to deal with the detail. We cannot understand why there is any need for further delay. - STV