Dundee-based Christian faith group Solas has joined forces with the Free Church in calling for a referendum on same-sex marriage.

A Scottish government consultation on the issue of same-sex marriages was launched earlier this month.

Solas has delivered a submission to the government opposing any move to allow same-sex marriage.

The faith group is chaired by the former leader of the Scottish National Party Gordon Wilson.

Mr Wilson, along with Free Church minister the Reverend David Robertson, who is the group’s director, said no government had the right to “redefine” marriage – and any attempt to do so would destroy the institution.

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