Gay marriage legalized in Scotland
February 5 , 2014
Scottish parliament went against the churches and approved gay marriage in the region, making Scotland the 17th nation to sanction it.
The Presbyterian Church and the Scottish Catholic Church don't approve the law and won't be required to perform any ceremonies for same-sex weddings.
"This is a profoundly emotional moment for many people who grew up in a country where being gay was still a criminal offense until 1980," the policy coordinator for an advocacy group said.