Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marriages

By Reuters | Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:45 PM

By Belinda Goldsmith

LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Scotland voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to allow same-sex marriages, becoming the 17th country to give the green light to gay marriage despite opposition from its main church organisations.

The Scottish government, which will hold a referendum on independence from Britain in September, said passing the same-sex marriage bill was an important step for ...

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