We the undersigned
Respectfully ask that the First Minister, Deputy Minister and all SNP MSPs and MPs do not yield to the bullying tactics of the Scottish Catholic Church and a proportion of its members, with regard to the threat that unless the Scottish Government abandons plans to allow Gay and Lesbian couples to marry it will instruct its members not to vote for the SNP.
This is a fundamental issue of human and civil rights and equality. Nobody is forcing the Catholic Church to marry gay or lesbian couples if they do not wish to. However, Scottish Catholic Church Leaders have decided to declare ‘war’ on the SNP government and Gay Men and Lesbians allover Scotland.
We implore the SNP to stand strong in the face of this outrageous attack on democracy and equality and to proceed with their plans for a consultation, unhindered and unimpeded by a minority group with a long history of demonising and attacking Gay Men and Lesbians in Scotland.