Same-sex weddings could be approved in Scotland
4 February 2014 Last updated at 15:36 GMT
The first same-sex weddings could take place in Scotland in the autumn if the Scottish Parliament approves a change in the law.
MSPs will vote on plans to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.
Critics have voiced fears the legislation could have unintended consequences and some MSPs are trying to amend the legislation to bolster the rights of those who believe only men and women should marry.
BBC Scotland's political correspondent Glenn Campbell reports.
Watch the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill debate at BBC Scotland's Democracy Live website.