MSPs have backed a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Scotland at its first stage after a free vote at Holyrood.
It passed the first hurdle by 98 votes to 15, with 5 abstentions.
Some religious groups are opposed, but ministers said it was the right thing to do.
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