Friday, 16 March 2012 18:37

Denmark Gay Marriage Will Come Into Effect In June

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One knows from now on when marriage equality in Denmark will come into effect and it will be on June 15th, 2012.

During a press conference, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, prime minister of Denmark, said: "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."

She added that if the priests do not want to marry gays and lesbians, they could refuse:

"It will be up to each priest whether he or she will perform gay marriages, but the government gives all members of the church the right to get married in church, whether they want to marry a person of the opposite or same sex."