Euro MP tells Labour pals to back ‘Equal Love’ bid

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LOTHIANS-BASED Labour MEP David Martin has called on his party colleagues at Holyrood and Westminster to back the campaign for gay marriage after all Labour’s European parliamentarians gave their support to the “Equal Love” petition.

The campaign seeks to end the twin legal bans on same-sex civil marriages and opposite-sex civil partnerships.

Mr Martin said: “This is an excellent step forward for the European Parliament and I hope all parliaments, including the Scottish Parliament, follow our example.

“I am very proud that all my 13 Labour colleagues unanimously supported this campaign.

“The Labour government brought forward civil partnership legislation and a future government should take this legislation to the next stage.

“Same-sex relationships should be on the same basis as opposite sex relationships across the EU.”