Same-sex marriage and the Church of Scotland

A majority of presbyteries has supported draft legislation to permit Church of Scotland ministers and deacons to marry same-sex couples if they wish to do so.

Following a decision by the General Assembly 2021, the matter was sent down to presbyteries under the terms of the Barrier Act 1697. Presbyteries were asked for their views on draft legislation, with safeguards in accordance with s.9 (1A) of the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977. Continue reading