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Equality campaigners have gathered outside the Scottish parliament ahead of the vote on the same sex marriage bill.
It's expected to pass its first parliamentary hurdle this evening.
Members of one family who could be affected by that legislation, say it's time they had the same choices as everyone else.
Susan Hart and Kay Hughes live in Hawick with their two sons.
Plans to legalise same-sex marriage in Scotland reach a milestone today.
MSPs will debate the issue and vote on it for the first time.
Equality campaigners have rallied outside the Scottish parliament.
The move is opposed by some religious groups, but it's expected to pass its first parliamentary hurdle this evening.
Tom French from the Equality Network said it would 'mean a lot' for the people if the legislation was approved:
Campaigners have gathered outside Holyrood ahead of the first vote to legalise same sex marriage.
MSPs will vote on the issue later today.
Health Secretary Alex Neil says "marriage is about love, not gender" and is urging politicians from all parties to back the change.
Some religious groups do however remain opposed to the move.
MSPs will vote for the first time today on a bill to legalise same sex marriage in Scotland.
Health Secretary Alex Neil is urging politicians from all parties to back the change, arguing that "marriage is about love, not gender".
But some religious groups remain opposed to the move.
The Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill aims to protect the rights of religious celebrants and groups opposed to allowing gay couples to wed.
Under the plans, protection will be offered to individual celebrants who feel it would go against their personal faith to carry out gay weddings.