Gay rights campaigners have held a mock wedding outside Holyrood as a sign of support for same sex marriage.
The staged event comes ahead of the Scottish government making its views known on the issue.
Currently the law in Scotland, as in the the rest of the UK, allows civil partnerships between couples of the same sex.
In the Scottish Parliament, the party leaders are united in support of a change to the law.
Although civil partnerships offer the same legal treatment as marriage across a range of matters, such as inheritance, pensions provision, life assurance, child maintenance, next of kin and immigration rights, they are still distinct from marriage.
... Outside the Edinburgh parliament, lesbians Jaye and Ruth Richards-Hill took part in a mock wedding conducted by Rev Jane Clarke of the same-sex marriage supporting Metropolitan Community Church.