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The government said legalising gay marriage was 'the right thing to do'

'The right thing to do': Scotland to legalise gay marriage

Scotland will become the first part of the UK to introduce gay marriage legislation, the Scottish government announced today.

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    Video: 'I'm a Nat'

    The Scottish National party's latest video - featuring, amongst others, the voice of Sean Connery.

  • Ups and downs for the SNP campaign

    Highs and lows: SNP

    After a mixed bag of performances in a series of by-election clashes, the Scottish National party are shaping up for a big clash with Labour north of the border in the 2010 general election.

  • The Scottish parliament debating chamber

    MacAskill unmoving on Lockerbie decision

    The man who freed Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has told MSPs he will stand by the consequences of his decision, as the controversy over his decision threatened to engulf the Scottish government.

  • No date has yet been set for the seat of former speaker Michael Martin

    SNP calls for recess by-election in Glasgow North East

    The Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) criticised the government today for failing to confirm a date for the Glasgow North East by-election before the start of the parliamentary recess.

  • Angus Robertson is upbeat about the SNP's future

    Interview: Angus Robertson

    Angus Robertson is in a good mood. Given the SNP's strong electoral showing against Labour in last week's European elections that's no surprise.

  • SNP turns 75

    SNP turns 75

    The Scottish National party is turning 75 today, with leader Alex Salmond reiterating his support for Scottish independence.

  • Nicola Sturgeon

    SNP consolidate lead over Labour

    The SNP's lead over Labour shows signs of hardening today as a YouGov survey suggests Alex Salmond and his party are three times more popular than Gordon Brown and Labour.

  • Mr Cameron says its time for an election

    Cameron: General election now

    David Cameron is calling on the prime minister to call a general election in the wake of Labour's Glasgow East by-election defeat.

  • Mr Mason led the SNP to a crucial victory

    Analysis: SNP victory

    Tonight's vote signifies three things: The slow electoral death of the Labour party, the chasm dividing Scottish and English politics and the emergence of Scottish independence as a tangible possibility.

  • Glasgow East as-it-happens

    Glasgow East as-it-happened

    Welcome to's As-It-Happens page. Here you can keep up to date with major parliamentary debates, press conferences or news events in real time. Just hit refresh on your browser to see the latest development.

  • The SNP are jubilant

    Glasgow East reactions

    The Scottish National party (SNP) has pulled off a remarkable by-election victory in Glasgow East, winning a 22.5 per cent swing against Labour. Here's instant reaction from all the main parties.

  • Alex Salmond (r) with new Glasgow East MP John Mason

    Salmond gloats over victorious "trial of strength"

    The Glasgow East by-election was a "trial of strength" won by the Scottish National party (SNP) against "London Labour", Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has said.

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