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Jerry Slater and Larry Lamont believe that the gay marriage bill will help the nation, as gay couples and their families will feel less stress and pressure from society:
Jerry Slater and his partner Larry Lamont say that apart form not being able to have children together, they are no different than anyone else:
Kirkcudbright couple Jerry Slater and Larry Lamont have been together for more than 20 years.
They decided to have a civil partnership ceremony seven years ago, as they felt it would give them the same rights as a civil marriage couple:
A bill to allow same sex marriage in Scotland has been published.
Health Secretary Alex Neil said the legislation marked "a historic moment for Scotland and for equal rights in our country".
The gay rights charity, the Equality Network, held a celebration outside the Scottish parliament this morning.
But the campaign group Scotland for Marriage is strongly opposed to the plans.
A new campaign video called "It's Time", has been launched to encourage people to back the introduction of same-sex marriage in Scotland.
The video features Scottish celebrities including Brian Cox, Lorraine Kelly, Alan Cumming and The Proclaimers:
Tom French is from Equality Network, the group campaigning for same-sex marriage:
A new video campaign has been launched urging people to back the introduction of same-sex marriage in Scotland.
"It's Time" features appearances from Scottish celebrities including Brian Cox, Lorraine Kelly, Alan Cumming and The Proclaimers.
The video was was produced for the Equality Network who are campaigning to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill is expected to be introduced to the Scottish Parliament this week.
The bill, which is supported by 88 of Holyrood's 129 MSPs, will end the legal definition of marriage as a union exclusively between a man and a woman.