The government of Denmark confirmed gay marriage will take effect on June 15th and allowed gay and lesbian couples to marry in the Churches.
In 1989, Denmark became the first country to grant civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.
As Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said in March: "We have looked at two laws that will provide the gay and lesbian community the opportunity to get married in the church and at city hall. The administration and I firmly believe that this is a natural step to take in a modern society like Denmark. The law will go into effect on June 15, so already this summer we’ll see the first gays and lesbians getting married in Danish churches."
That was approved by the Parliament by an 85-24 vote.