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church of scotland expected to back same-sex marriage

image copyrightgetty imagesthe church of scotland is preparing to take a significant step towards same-sex marriage.the kirk's general assembly - gathering in edinburgh - will be asked to approve more work on how such weddings could take place in church.equal marriage remains a divisive issue within the church.since 2014, scotland has allowed same-sex couples to marry but individual church traditions can each decide whether to participate.a report on the issue prepared for the general assembly invited the church to take stock of its history of discrimination against gay people and to apologise "individually and corporately".moderator designate the reverend dr derek browning said: "on thursday afternoon the theological forum will be bringing a report to the general assembly, and this year what they're asking to do is for the assembly, first of all, to consider making an apology to the gay community for things that have have been said in the past and the assembly will have to make up its mind on that.image copyright.image caption dr browning said there has been "hurt caused" by the debate on same-sex marriage "but also it's going to be asking our legal questions committee to see what the issues are round about allowing ministers to perform same sex marriage if they choose to do so, and equally for safeguards for those who, for conscience sake, feel that this is not something they can do."dr browning added: "over the years the assembly has been very well aware...