(photo by Klaus with K; via Wikimedia commons)

Scotland’s Parliament (photo by Klaus with K; via Wikimedia commons)

In an earlier post today, about a Scotland brewery’s decision to create a special, non-gay beer for Vladimir Putin as a way to raise money for marginalized peoples around the globe, I mentioned that Scotland’s parliament was having its final reading of a bill to bring marriage equality to that country. That bill has passed by a landslide:

A bill that would extend marriage rights to same-sex couples in Scotland on Tuesday received final approval.

The 105-18 vote in the Scottish Parliament took place after more than three hours of debate.


Same-sex couples in England and Wales will be able to tie the knot next month. The Irish government last fall announced a referendum on whether to extend marriage rights to gays and lesbians will take place in 2015.

Congratulations to all our friends in Scotland!