Poll: public back church plans for same-sex marriages

For immediate release 25 November 2011

A poll published today by the Daily Mail shows remarkable support for churches who wish to conduct same-sex marriages, with 50% of Scots supporting the bid and just 36% opposed.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

"Taken alongside the widespread support for equal access to civil marriage, this is an extraordinary result, and shows a strong groundswell of support for those churches who want to marry same-sex couples. Increasingly, most Scots don't regard same-sex couples as anything unusual: these couples are friends, family, colleagues and neighbours.