Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Love Equally March in pictures #equalmarriage

Yesterday over a thousand people marched from the Edinburgh University down the Royal Mile to the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood to make the case for the law to be changed to equalise the marriage laws for same sex and heterosexual couples. There was a healthy delegation from Liberal Youth Scotland who, generously, didn't mind elderly hangers on walking with them.

It's worth bearing in mind that those opposing marriage equality could only manage 200 people just before Christmas at their event.

At Holyrood, in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, the crowd was addressed by Green MSP Patrick Harvie and SNP MSP Marco Biagi as well as representatives from the Humanist Society of Scotland (did you know they perform more marriages in Scotland than the Catholic Church) and the Unitarian Church.

It was great to meet up with Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume at Holyrood too.

Here are my images of the day, including the one that made both LYS President Sophie Bridger and I cry. I know I'm soft hearted and cry at anything, but she's a lot more grown up.

Sophie and Kavya in costume

Arriving at Holyrood

Two girls on friends' shoulders - captures the happy spirit of the occasion

Marco Biagi MSP speaks

Patrick Harvie MSP speaks

There were many bright and colourful banners around

Lib Dem MSP Jim Hume catches up with LYS

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovely post. Sums up the day well. Love looking at pictures, and usually forget to take them myself. Keep up the good work :-)


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