Scottish government has not delayed marriage equality decision
The Scottish goverment has stated to PinkNews.co.uk that it will reveal the results of the consulation and desicion on same sex marriage only in August, later than previously reported.
Scottish government spokesperson said: “There has been some slippage in the expected timetable due to the huge volume of responses – 77,000 in total – and the time taken for these to be analysed and properly considered by Cabinet. The Cabinet have had a first discussion on this and have asked for some further detail. We fully expect to be in a position to publish the way ahead next month.”
[Update at 14.55: A spokeperson for the Scottish government has subsequently told PinkNews.co.uk the statement quoted above was drafted in June, and "next month" was meant to refer to July, not August. A decision should therefore be announced this month.]
July 5, 2012