The Scottish Youth Parliament’s Campaign for Marriage Equality
In support of Love Equally, MSYPs campaigned throughout Scotland to make marriage equality a reality and on the 4 February 2014 Scotland's call for equality was heard loud and clear. The historic decision to legalise same-sex marriage in Scotland was made after MSPs voted by 105 to 18 in favour of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill.
SYP's campaign for marriage equality was built upon the simple belief that: we think that two people who love each other should be able to get married.
MSYPs campaigned throughout Scotland in support of a society where:
- Same-sex couples are allowed to get married if they want to;
- Mixed-sex couples are allowed to register a civil partnership if they want to; and
- If religious organisations want to perform same-sex marriages and civil partnerships, they should be allowed to do so.
Valuing Fairness and Equality
Young people in their thousands told us the law should be the same for everyone. Research shows the majority of Scots of all ages support marriage equality. We are delighted that the Scottish Government has recognised the need for change to make sure Scotland is a nation which values fairness and equality, respecting the civil rights of Scottish citizens.
The Love Equally Campaign won Campaign of the Year at the Scottish Charity of the Year Awards, and proudly contributed to the Scottish Government's historic decision to legalise same-sex marriage in Scotland.