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Recorded punishments are limited compared to purges such as the Utrecht sodomy trials, whether due to lack of offending, prosecution or surviving documentation.Baron Hume wrote that "the crime is only mentioned twice in the course of our records", citing a double prosecution in 1570 and a single prosecution in 1630, with bestiality more often noted, all cases being punished by death.On 25 July 2012, the Scottish Government announced that it would legalise same-sex marriage.The move was announced despite opposition by the Church of Scotland and the Catholic Church in Scotland.The Act gives same-sex couples most (but not all) of the rights and responsibilities of civil marriage.

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The Marriage and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Act 2014 (Scottish Gaelic: Achd Pòsaidh is Com-pàirteachasan Sìobhalta (Alba) 2014) allows religious and faith organisations to be exempted from having to conduct or be involved in same-sex marriages if it contravenes their beliefs.Civil partnerships for same-sex couples have been legal since 2005.Same-sex couples have also been granted joint and step adoption since 2009 and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity has been banned since 2010.We are committed to maintaining standards, protecting users and giving those users assurance as outlined in Our Guiding Principles. A link to our customer service arrangements is provided here.Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Scotland are generally in line with the rest of the United Kingdom, which have evolved extensively over time and are now regarded as some of the most progressive in Europe.

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