Scotland’s first same-sex marriages

Scottish flagThe first day of same-sex weddings in Scotland saw 34 people get hitched today. On the stroke of midnight the first two ceremonies were conducted in Glasgow – Joe Schofield and Malcolm Brown in a humanist ceremony, and Susan and Gerrie Douglas-Scott in a civil ceremony. Members of the Scottish Parliament were in attendance at both weddings – First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as witness to the wedding of Susan and Gerrie.

Another fifteen same-sex couples were married during the course of the day, while some 250 couples in civil partnerships in Scotland have had their partnerships converted to marriage so far – bringing the total close to three hundred married same-sex couples in the country.