MUSLIM leaders in Scotland are stepping up pressure on politicians over plans for gay marriage, with claims their views opposing the proposals are being "ignored".
Representatives from Glasgow Central Mosque will tomorrow hold talks with Health Secretary Alex Neil, who is in charge of the same-sex marriage plans.
The Muslim Council of Scotland is also due to meet with the minister later this month after an emergency meeting to discuss its response to the current consultation on the draft legislation.
The council, which represents Muslim associations, mosques and institutions, has also indicated it will lobby MSPs nearer the time of the vote on the legislation in the Scottish Parliament, which is expected later this year.
It comes after the Scotland for Marriage campaign – which is backed largely by religious groups including the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Scotland, the Christian Institute and the Evangelical Alliance – stepped up its protest, delivering thousands of leaflets across the country.