Unitarian Churches

Cardinal Keith O'Brien

Scotland’s first gay marriage could be held at end of July

Scotland’s first gay marriages could be held as early as July as part of a collaborative effort with Westminster, SNP ministers believe. The bill legalising gay marriage in Scotland is expected to be passed overwhelmingly by MSPs in a free vote at Holyrood on Tuesday. However, putting it into effect will require help from the […]

Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth

Same-sex marriage: Stars, political leaders and clergy get together to support campaign in new video

A-list celebrities have joined Scotland’s political leaders to back same-sex marriage in a powerful campaign video. Big stars like Lorraine Kelly, John Michie and Sharleen Spiteri appear alongside all the main party leaders in the film that says “it’s time” for Scotland to legalise marriage for gay couples. The promo will be released tomorrow, one […]

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Religious groups call for gay marriages in Scotland

Five religious groups are joining together to call for same-sex marriage to be allowed in Scotland. The Unitarians, Quakers, Metropolitan Community Church, Pagan Federation and Liberal Judaism are backing members of the Scottish Youth Parliament in their campaign on the issue. Earlier this month the Scottish government launched a 14-week consultation on the issue of […]

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National presidency for Dundee minister

The Rev Bob Wightman is to be installed as president of British Unitarians at the annual meetings of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, it has been announced. Formerly a Congregational minister, he moved to Unitarianism in the 1990s becoming lay-person-in-charge at the Williamson Memorial Unitarian Christian Church in Dundee in November […]