Scots Cabinet delays gay marriage announcement

The Scottish Government has again delayed an announcement on whether it plans to redefine marriage.

The Government, led by the Scottish National Party, had been expected to announce its decision following a cabinet meeting this afternoon.

After the meeting the Government said that an announcement would be pushed back to later this month.

However, they did announce that they have rejected a referendum on the question.

A spokesman for Scotland for Marriage said: “We welcome the fact that the Scottish Government is taking more time to reflect upon the gravity of the decision which they are preparing to take.

“We hope the Scottish Government will continue to be informed by legal advice which confirms that redefining marriage will unravel hundreds of years of matrimonial law, creating legal and cultural chaos across Scotland.

“No amount of delays can get away from the fact that the Scottish Government must confront those big issues.”

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• Pictured: First Minister Alex Salmond.