A GROUP opposed to gay marriage being legalised is to deliver leaflets to almost 300,000 homes ahead of this week's council elections.
Scotland for Marriage – which is supported by some religious groups –opposes the Scottish Government's proposal to extend the definition to same-sex couples.
The campaign said it hopes to leaflet every house in Glasgow at a cost of £15,000. Mobile advertising vans will also be used to put across their opposition to same-sex marriage.
In January this year political leaders of the Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green and Conservative parties signed a pledge to support a campaign to legalise gay marriage. The event at Holyrood which was marked with a specially- created "equal marriage" cake.
The Scottish Government has held a public consultation on the issue and has said it "tends towards the view" that same-sex marriage should be introduced but that faith groups and their celebrants should not be obliged to solemnise the ceremonies.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, said: "The Government launched a consultation and two-thirds of those who replied said 'no'. I hope they listen and abandon this crazy plan to dismantle marriage."
A coalition of faith groups and religious leaders was also launching a campaign today to lift the ban on religious same-sex marriages.
The Faith in Marriage campaign will give an open letter to MSPs at Holyrood demanding the right to conduct same-sex marriages.