Alex Salmond speaking in Holyrood parliament
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Referendum and same-sex marriage bills announced in SNP plans

An independence referendum bill and another to legalise same-sex marriage form part of the Scottish government's new legislative programme.

First Minister Alex Salmond announced details of his 2012/13 plans in the Holyrood chamber.

The government will bring forward 15 bills in all.

The SNP administration wants a referendum on independence to be held in autumn 2014, as Lorna Gordon reports.

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