Scotland’s First Organised Same Sex Marriage Announced


Under the banner of our sister news agency, Deadline News, Capture Media attended an exclusive news call about the first organised same sex marriage to be announced.

A FORMER DJ and a public health worker will make history seconds after midnight on December 31 – when they become Scotland’s first married gay couple.

MALCOLM Brown and Joe Schofield bonded online over a shared love of punk and alternative music. The couple from Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, who have been together nine years, said they were “honoured” and “blown away” to be the first same sex couple to be married in Scotland.

The ceremony is being planned down to the last second to ensure the grooms are legally pronounced husband and husband moments after the clock strikes 12 on Hogmanay morning.

Malcolm and Joe were among 15 couples who took up the Humanist Society Scotland’s offer to help organise the earliest-possible gay marriage. Most of the other 14 couples are set to marry later the same day.

The weddings were made possible after a change in the law by passed at Holyrood earlier this year, following a campaign led by the Equality Network.

Former DJ and engineering student Malcolm, 42, known as Malx, and Joe, also 42, have asked Alex Salmond to be a witness.

It was on Facebook where Joe saw the call from the Humanist Society for couple to put themselves forward for the first equal marriage in Scotland.

On Sunday they were told they had been chosen to be Scotland’s first same sex marriage and now they are turning their attention to the big day.





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