Scotland For Marriage, an anti-gay group backed by the Catholic Church and other sects, plans to send anti-gay fliers to every home in Glasgow. The fliers call for a public referendum on same-sex marriage.
The Scottish government has said it “tends towards the view” that same-sex marriages should be introduced. It is currently considering the responses it received to a public consultation on the issue, and has said faith groups and their celebrants should not be obliged to solemnise the ceremonies. In January, political leaders signed a pledge to support a campaign to legalise gay marriage. Leaders of the Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green and Conservative parties signed up at an event at Holyrood which was marked with a specially-created “equal marriage” cake. Scotland for Marriage is gathering a petition calling for the current definition of marriage to be maintained.