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PE01413: Preserving marriage

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Petitioner: Amy King


Date Lodged: 04 January 2012

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make no changes to the current definition of marriage, as being a union between one man and one woman, regardless of what happens in Westminster.

Petition History:


24 January 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 24 January 2012 (318KB pdf)

27 November 2012: The Committee agreed to refer the petition under Rule 15.6.2 to the Equal Opportunities Committee on the basis that it is expected to be the lead Committee for scrutiny of the forthcoming legislation. Link to Official Report 27 November 2012 (438KB pdf)

28 November 2013: The Equal Opportunities Committee considered petition PE1413, by Amy King, on preserving marriage. On the basis that the petitioner's concerns had been considered during the Committee's Stage 1 inquiry on the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill, the Committee agreed to close the petition. Link to Official Report 28 November 2013 (261KB pdf)

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