Same-sex couple turned away from popular Scottish wedding venue
Besi Besemar February 28, 2015
The provisions of the Equality Act 2010 make it illegal for a provider of goods, facilities or services to deny someone a service because of their sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs, and other protected characteristics. This includes hotels and wedding venues.
The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 came into effect on December 16 2014, allowing same-sex marriage in Scotland. Over 500 same-sex couples have already made use of the new law.
The Equality Network has produced a guide to the new law informing same-sex couples and LGBTI people of their rights, including protections from discrimination: