Scottish politicians, including Scottish National MSPs, have
expressed outrage at the anti-gay marriage motion proposed by
Scottish National MSP for Glasgow John Mason.
Labour and Green Party MSPs - members of Scottish Parliament -
have already expressed their objection to the motion against gay
marriage, branding it "bizarre" and "spurious".
Last night, fellow Scottish National MSP Pete Wishart expressed
his disappointment at his colleague's proposal. He wrote on social
networking site Twitter: "John Mason's nasty little anti-gay
marriage motion is just wrong, and really disappointed that other
colleagues have signed it."
Wishart also told The Scotsman newspaper: "I believe John's got
it totally wrong on this one. My views on this have been pretty
straightforward over the years. One of the things I feel very
passionate on is equality issues."
The motion proposed by Mason stated that: "No person or
organisation should be forced to be involved in or to approve of
Defending the motion, Mason told The Courier newspaper: "While
some in society approve of same-sex sexual relationships, others do
not agree with them."
The motion has already been signed by five other MSPs including
Dunfermline representative Bill Walker. Walker said: "There are
relationships called civil partnerships that can be between a man
and a man or a woman and a woman, but it is my view that a marriage
can only be between a man and a woman."
Pete Wishart is the first notable Scottish National MSP to
condemn Mason's decision.