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.