In which Scott thanks the leader of the Tories

Dear Ms Davidson,

I wish to thank you, so very much for your proud, passionate contribution to tonight’s equal marriage debate.

More than the many other fine contributors to the debate of this progressive bill, in your most personal speech, you spoke for me. You gave voice to enshrining the hope, truth and the forming of stable families which become confident able communities. More than this, you articulated the underlying need for this bill – to remove “that otherness” which need never permeate modern Scotland – and that young LGBTI people know that the their government has their back.

I’m not a constituent. I don’t have any right to ask you to consider the many excellent and progressive committee amendments to the bill – which deal with a gender neutral marriage option, fixing the pensions issue, avoid any spousal veto nonsense and do away with the requirement for divorce for gender recognition. But be assured, I shall be lobbying locally to ensure my representatives consider them in full and vote accordingly.

Tonight, you were my comrade – so once again, I thank you very much. With all my best, and the hope that you will be able to marry your love,

Scott Macdonald

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