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Same-sex marriage in Scotland

The Scottish Government plans to legalise same-sex marriage, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today.

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Same-sex marriage: Scottish Government consultation results

A total of 77,508 responded to a Scottish Government consultation on the issue of gay marriage.

The results from people in Scotland, who issued a standard response to the consultation, show that 65% support same-sex marriage and 35% oppose it. When postcards and other petitions are added to the mix, the proportions are almost exactly reversed: 36% are in favour and 64% are against.

While more than 62,000 responses were from Scotland, 14,779 were sent in by people living elsewhere.

Standard consultation responses from Scotland and the other countries show a virtual split down the middle, with 49% in favour and 50% against. When postcards and other petitions are included, the support falls to 32% and the opposition rises to 67%.

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