"A marriage is about love, not gender."
- Alex Neil, Scottish Health Secretary
The new bill proposes an important revision to existing law which currently only allows same-sex civil partnerships, a legal relationship exclusively for same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage would be different in that it would finally allow all couples who love each other to formalise their commitment in marriage. You can find out more at the BBC's Q&A: Gay marriage
"Love & marriage, go together like....a horse and carriage."
It's that simple.