So, two Scottish religious groups, Solas (which sounds a bit like Boots own-brand suntan lotion) and the Free Church, reckon Scottish voters should be allowed to vote on whether people are equal or not. In terms of gays.
They are also asking for government ministers in Scotland to consider whether black people should be allowed to be so dusky, whether Jews should be able to go about their daily lives without being subjected to the Spanish Inquisition and whether women who have sex before marriage should be stoned outside their fathers’ doors.
Their argument is about gay marriage. They think that the Scottish man and lady (though they all wear kilts!) in the street should be able to decide whether gays can get married.
According to these wearers of sensible shoes, gay marriage would violate the rights of straight married couples under UN and Euro laws. Which are….? Oh, and they don’t want religiouses to have to carry out civil partnership ceremonies either.
So, those are their demands. And if they don’t get them, they are going to get God onto you. You have been warned.