Homosexual lobby groups who are campaigning for same-sex marriage in Scotland receive nearly £2000 a day in public funding, according to recently uncovered figures.
Stonewall, the Equality Network and LGBT Youth were handed £720,000 in tax-payer funded grants this financial year.
The move has drawn criticism from traditional marriage campaigners who have received no public-funding.
A spokesman for campaign group Scotland for Marriage said: “The sharp-suited lobbyists pushing for marriage to be redefined are awash with taxpayers’ money.
“This issue has never come from the streets, it has come from the very cosy relationship between campaigners and the Holyrood machine.
“These lobby groups are almost an arm of the state and taxpayers are footing the bill.
“Ordinary people who struggle to pay their bills want their tax to be spent on essential public services, not this elitist sideshow of meddling with marriage.
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