Scotland’s Parliament Passes Marriage Equality 105-18


Scottish Rainbow

Scotland’s Parliament voted 105-18 Tuesday to grant final approval to marriage equality. When the law takes effect — in October at the earliest — Scotland will become the 17th country to legally recognize same-sex marriages. A similar law is set to take effect in March in England and Wales, leaving Northern Ireland as the only country in the United Kingdom without the freedom to marry.

For more details about the debate that took place before the vote, check out Pink News’ liveblog. Of note, a rainbow appeared in the sky above the Scottish Parliament mere hours before the vote took place.