Church of Scotland to allow same-sex marriages

Church of Scotland to allow same-sex marriages

May 23, 2022 by BBC News - Scotland

Key Facts

  • Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Same sex couples would be able to marry in a church ceremony officiated by a Church of Scotland minister The Church of Scotland has voted to allow clergy to conduct same-sex marriages for the first time.
  • Among them was Rev Scott Rennie, who in 2009 became the first openly gay clergyman in the Church of Scotland to have his appointment approved - despite protests by some sections of the Kirk.
  • He was not able to marry his husband in a religious ceremony, as he would have wanted.
  • Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Rev Scott Rennie, the Kirk's first openly gay clergyman, was unable to have a Christian ceremony when he married his husband He acknowledged those within the Church who did not support the issue.

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