for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality

Scottish manifestos recognise needs of LGBT voters

Substantial support for equality aims from main Scottish parties
 
Pledges made on marriage equality, homophobic bullying and hate crime

In their recently published election manifestos Scotland’s main political parties pledged action on tackling homophobic bullying in schools, consulting the Scottish public on marriage equality and promoting equal access to public services. 
These pledges are welcomed by Stonewall Scotland as a move towards making Scotland a more inclusive society. 

The charity also emphasised the importance of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender voters making sure their voices are heard on the 5th of May. Claire Murray, Communications Manager said, ‘the parties have made their commitments to equality clear, now it’s important for all of Scotland’s LGBT voters to have their say.’

Notes

• Stonewall Scotland works to achieve equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
• Stonewall Scotland’s election demands can be read here.  
• A summary of parties’ pledges on equality issues can be viewed here.
 


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