Consultation on the Draft Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill: Analysis of Written Responses

This report presents the findings of the independent analysis of responses to the Scottish Government's consultation on the draft Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill. The consultation ran from 12 December 2012 to 20 March 2013, and sought views on the detail of the legislation that will introduce same sex marriage, allow civil partnerships to be registered through religious or belief ceremonies and make other changes to marriage law.

Annex C - Group Respondents

Aberdeen Tfolk

Ab-Fab LGBT* Society

Amnesty International Scotland


Association of Registrars of Scotland (AROS)

Assynt and Stoer Parish Church of Scotland

Augustine United Church (URC)

Baptist Union of Scotland

BLOGS - Edinburgh University's LGBT+ Society

CARE for Scotland

Carnegie College Students Association

Catholic Bishops' Conference of Scotland

Catholic Education Commission

Catholic Head Teachers' Association of Scotland

Catholic Parliamentary Office

Catholic Truth

Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS)

Changing Attitude Scotland

Children in Scotland

Christian Institute (The)

Church of Scotland (The)

Cumnock Christian Fellowship

Dalkeith Baptist Church

Destiny Church

Drumchapel United Free Church

Duncan Street Baptist Church

East Ayrshire Council

East Lothian Council

Edinburgh College Students Association

Edinburgh University Students' Association

Educational Institute of Scotland

Ekklesia think-tank

Enigma Club

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Equality Network

Evangelical Alliance Scotland

Faculty of Advocates

Falkirk and District Evangelical Leaders Forum

Family Education Trust Fife Council Equalities Unit

Free Church of Scotland

Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), Public Questions, Religion & Morals Committee

Free Church Perth

Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland

Gatehouse Community Church

Gay Men's Health

Gay Police Association Scotland

GCU LGBT Society

Glasgow Caledonian University Students' Association

Glasgow Central Mosque

Glasgow City Council


Green Group in the Scottish Parliament

Heriot-Watt University Student Union

Highland Council (The)

HIV-AIDS Carers and Family Service Provider Scotland

Hope Christian Fellowship

Humanist Fellowship of Scotland

Humanist Society Scotland

Kelso Baptist Church

Kingdom Faith Churches UK

Kirk Session Cumbernauld:Condorrat Parish Church

Knights of St Columba

Law Society of Scotland

LGBT Group of St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow (The)

LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT+ Liberal Democrats

Liberal Party in Scotland

Lights, Cameras, Trans, Action!

Lochbroom and Coigach Free Church

Madly Gay


Manchester Trans Ramblers

Maryburgh and Killearnan Free Church

Me & T Monthly

Metropolitan Community Church in Glasgow

Midlothian Council


Mothers' Union

Muslim Council of Scotland MCS

Muslim Welfare House

National Secular Society

North Ayrshire Council

NUS Scotland

One Spirit Interfaith Foundation

Our Lady Of Lourdes & St Bernadette's Catholic Church

Out for Independence

Pagan Federation (Scotland) (The)

Paisley Muslim Community Centre

Parental Involvement Working Group

Parents Enquiry Scotland

Perth Transgender Group

Peter Tatchell Foundation


Pride Glasgow

Quaker General Meeting for Scotland (all Scottish Quakers)

respectme Scotland's anti-bullying service

River of Life Church (The)

Salvation Army (The)

Scotland for Marriage

Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

Scottish Episcopal Church, Faith and Order Board, General Synod of the

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

Scottish Independent Celebrants' Association Scottish Trades Union Congress (The)

Scottish Transgender Alliance

Scottish Youth Parliament

Secular Scotland

South Edinburgh Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

South Lanarkshire Council

South Lanarkshire Muslim Welfare Society

St Bernadette's Catholic Parish

St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral Glasgow Vestry

St Michael Church Prayer Group

Stewarton John Knox Church of Scotland Kirk Session

Stirling Council

Stonewall Scotland

Strathaven Evangelical Church

Tron Church, Glasgow (The)

T'Northern Camp

Trans Media Watch

UNISON Scotland

United Free Church of Scotland, Church & Society Committee of

United Reformed Church, National Synod of Scotland (Church & Society Committee)

University of Edinburgh LGBT Staff Network

West Dunbartonshire Council

West Lothian Council Education Services

Zia-Ul-Quran Trust (Scotland Based)


Email: Alison Stout

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