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Denmark legalizes marriage equality

Timothy Kincaid

June 7th, 2012

ABC News

Denmark’s Parliament has approved a law allowing same-sex couples to get married in formal church weddings instead of the short blessing ceremonies that the state’s Lutheran Church currently offers.

Lawmakers voted 85-24 on Thursday to change Denmark’s marriage laws.

The law takes effect June 15 and will put Denmark on par with countries such as Iceland and Sweden that allow full wedding ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples.

Not exactly detailed by ABC is that the change moves Denmark’s couple recognition from Registered Partnership to Marriage. Which makes Denmark the 11th or 12th nation to give its citizens full couple recognition equality (depending on how one counts Mexico where you can only marry in two states but the marriages are recognized throughout the country).

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occono
June 7th, 2012 | LINK

How does Mexico recognize foreign SSMs?

Steve
June 7th, 2012 | LINK

There is also Brazil, where several courts have ruled that people can convert their Civil Unions into marriages. More complicated that in Mexico, but they’re on the way to marriage equality as well

jutta
June 8th, 2012 | LINK

The Copenhagen Post says that couples in civil partnerships will automatically be granted the status as “married”:

http://cphpost.dk/news/national/gay-marriage-legalised

Stephen
June 8th, 2012 | LINK

One more reason to move to that most civilized and educated nation.

Gus
June 8th, 2012 | LINK

the Christianist outrage will be:

The Danish government is now requiring churches to perform SSM…don’t let it happen here!

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