Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, February 13, 2006

Civil Registrations on the Rise in Scotland

"At least three gay "weddings" have been held in Scotland every day since new laws allowing homosexual couples to legally register their relationships came into force less than two months ago. A survey of every local authority in the country by Scotland on Sunday has revealed an astonishing demand for the civil partnership ceremonies and registrations, with 173 taking place in the past 53 days. Another 385 homosexual couples have booked registrations to take place over the next three months. Gay rights campaigners expressed welcome surprise at the rush for registrations, but critics of the new legislation say civil registrations are eroding the sanctity of marriage." By Richard Gray and Arthur MacMillan, Scotland on Sunday Link to Article (last visited 2-12-06 NVS)

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