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Muslim leaders have called for the faith's followers not to vote for candidates in May's local elections who support same-sex marriage, claiming opponents of the plan could be decisive in the poll's outcome.

Imams from across Scotland's largest Islamic community in Glasgow, said Muslims should ask individual candidates rather than political parties their position on the issue and religious ceremonies for civil partnerships, before deciding on their voting intention.

The city is home to tens of thousands of Muslim voters.


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