Reverend Scott Rennie: ‘Marriages mean enrichment’

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Scotland’s first openly gay minister believes Scottish Government plans to legalise same-sex marriage will “enrich” communities.

The Reverend Scott Rennie’s appointment to Queen’s Cross Church in Aberdeen caused controversy in 2009, splitting the Kirk.

Yesterday Rev Rennie, 40, said: “I believe that love shared and celebrated in society, between two people of the same sex, should make no-one afraid and can only enrich the communities in which we live.

“This legislation will provide both civil and religious marriage for those who wish to celebrate it and a respectful space of objection for those who do not.

“Faith groups and the churches will be free to come to their own conclusions in their own time.”