Gay marriage campaign rolls

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A CAMPAIGN group opposed to legalising gay marriage plans to deliver leaflets to almost 300,000 homes ahead of this week’s council elections.

Scotland for Marriage – which is supported by some religious groups – opposes the Scottish Government’s proposal to extend the definition to same-sex couples.

The campaign said it hoped to leaflet every house in Glasgow and had put the cost of doing so at £15,000.

Advertising vans will also be used to put across the opposition to same-sex marriage.

In January, political leaders signed a pledge to support a campaign to legalise gay marriage.

Leaders of the Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green and Conservative parties signed up at an event at Holyrood which was marked with a specially created “equal marriage” cake.

The Scottish Government has held a public consultation on the issue and has said it “tends towards the view” that same-sex marriage should be introduced, but that faith groups and their celebrants should not be obliged to solemnise the ceremonies.