This badge was made following the landmark decision by the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church in June 2017 to extend marriage in the church to same-sex couples. It has been worn at Pride marches throughout Scotland by Episcopalians ever since.
The words “Love Wins” were taken from the response that had been seen in the United States two years earlier when, in their own landmark decision, the US Supreme Court had voted to make same-sex marriage the law throughout the nation. In his opinion for the Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy had written, “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were.”
It is so ordered.