The 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.
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The only out bisexual in the USA’s House of Representatives was re-elected yesterday.
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema first won her seat in Arizona in 2012 with a 10,000 majority over her Republican rival.
Yesterday in an election that saw a national swing away from her party, that rose to a 14,000 majority – despite a significantly lower turnout for midterms than in 2012 when the Presidential election was held at the same time.
Lynne Featherstone MP
The architect of the Same-Sex Marriage Act for England and Wales, Lynne Featherstone MP. is to return to the Home Office as part of today’s mini reshuffle. She said: “I am very happy to be returning to the Home Office. I am very proud of what I was able to achieve in my previous role there, not least introducing equal marriage, ending the fingerprinting of children and banning wheel clamping on private land.”
Norman Baker MP’s resignation this morning prompted the changes.
While the Same-Sex Marriage Act began in the Home Office under Lynne Featherstone and with the support of Home Secretary Theresa May, the equalities brief including LGBT issues has in the meanwhile moved departments. It will remain the responsibility of Nicky Morgan MP (Con) and Jo Swinson MP (Lib Dem).