Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Severe, Denmark Approve Law That Legalizes Gay Marriage in the Church

Danish Parliament
has approved a law that allows same-sex couples to get married in official church marriages not a brief blessing ceremony offered by the current Lutheran Church.

MPs voted 85-24 on Thursday (7/6) to amend the Danish marriage law.

The law comes into force on 15 June and will place Denmark on par with countries such as Iceland and Sweden that allow official wedding ceremonies for gay couples and lesbians.

In 1989, Denmark became the first country to allow registration of gay partnerships. Since 1997 gay couples in Denmark have been able to marry in special blessing ceremonies at the end of church services.
IWD/The Truth Seeker Media

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