Gays to Have Equal Rights under Law
Byline: HAMISH MACDONELL
GAY couples will have the same legal status as heterosexuals under an overhaul planned for Scots Law.
MSPs and Ministers are developing reforms to give homosexuals and heterosexuals equal rights and responsibilities in a wide range of policy areas, from housing to inheritance law.
The proposals are at an early stage but a senior Scottish Executive source admitted 'we are moving in that direction'.
Members of Holyrood's Equal Opportunities Committee have discussed possible changes to the law and a leading expert in family law, Professor Kenneth Norrie, is drawing up a list of all the areas which need to be altered.
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