Ver la versión completa : Scotland: LGBT groups seek referendum support

Marcos Simon
19/07/2014, 00:22
Scotland's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community would benefit
from greater equality under independence, it has been claimed.

LGBT Yes, which is campaigning for a Yes vote in September's referendum, said the country
could be transformed into a "progressive beacon" after separation.

LGBT Together, part of the pro-Union Better Together campaign, countered that t he UK is
the best place to be LGBT in Europe.
Both sides in the debate will be out in force at tomorrow's annual Glasgow Pride parade in the
hope of attracting support from about 7,000 expected attendees.

Stewart McDonald, of Yes LGBT, said: "Just this week the Prime Minister has appointed a Minister
for Equality who voted against equal marriage, a Foreign Secretary who wants to take us out of
the EU and a Treasury Minister who wants to cut Scotland's budget.

"If ever you needed proof of how out of touch Westminster is, then David Cameron showed it this
"The opportunities of independence, however, allow our country to do things differently and better.

"It gives us, for the first time ever, the chance to enshrine LGBT rights into a written constitution.
"That in itself is a huge opportunity to make a bold statement as a nation and advance the cause
of equality."

LGBT Together activist Darren Young said: "The UK's LGBT rights record is something that
people right across these isles can be proud of.

"The UK has now been voted the best place to be LGBT in Europe three years running.

"When we march we will be making the positive case that it's good to be LGBT in the UK and that
we can do even more to further LGBT rights by working together.

"The UK has the largest diplomatic network of any nation on Earth and our embassies fight for
LGBT rights across the globe.
"We will be marching in solidarity with LGBT people across the UK. Where is the sense in breaking
up something that works well?"

Source: "www.thecourier.co.uk/"

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