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Same-sex marriage becomes law after vote in Scottish Parliament

Source: STV News

Scotland has followed England and Wales in changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry.

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill passed its third stage in a free vote at the Scottish Parliament as MSPs voted 105-18 in favour.

The vote means Northern Ireland is now the only country in the UK that does not permit gay people to marry.

After the vote was passed, Scottish Health Secretary Alex Neil said: "This is a historic moment for equality in Scotland.

Read more: http://news.stv.tv/politics/262880-gay-marriage-becomes-law-in-scotland-after-parliamentary-vote/

(snipped) Much more at link. Congrats, Scotland!
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