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Pics: Scotland welcomes its first same-sex weddings

Just lovely.

Same-sex weddings in Scotland Malcolm Brown (left) and Joe Schofield, both 42, after they tied the knot in The Trades Hall, Glasgow, in one of Scotland's first same-sex weddings Source: Danny Lawson

SCOTLAND HAS WELCOMED its first same-sex weddings, after new laws were introduced earlier this year.

The passing of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill in February paved the way for the ceremonies, which saw couples tie the knot across the country.

Same-sex weddings in Scotland The marriage schedule of Malcolm Brown and Joe Schofield, who tied the knot in The Trades Hall, Glasgow, in one of Scotland's first same-sex weddings. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Among them were Malcolm Brown and Joe Schofield, who married in Glasgow. Their readjusted marriage schedule (above) demonstrated that the paperwork hasn’t yet come up to date with the change in the law.

Here’s the scene after their wedding:
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The bill was passed by 105 votes to 18, after Ministers were allowed a free vote on the issue.

The decision meant that Scotland joined England and Wales in providing equal access to marriage for lesbian and gay couples.

Same-sex weddings in Scotland Malcolm Brown (left) and Joe Schofield, both 42, share the Quaich as they tie the knot in The Trades Hall, Glasgow Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Here in Ireland, a referendum on the issue of civil marriage for same-sex couples will be held in May of next year.

Same-sex weddings in Scotland Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Read: Scotland becomes latest country to legalise same-sex marriage>

Read: Same-sex marriage now legal in more than half the US states>

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