LGBTI in Scandinavia

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Finland parliament votes to confirm same-sex marriage law


From March 2017 marriage and adoption by same-sex couples will enter officially into force in Finland. Last Friday, in fact, the Finnish Parliament rejected by a large majority (120 against 48) a petition (from ...

Church of Norway approves same-sex-inclusive liturgy


The Church of Norway has approved a new liturgy inclusive of same-sex weddings. The synod of Norway's Evangelical Lutheran Church voted Monday 83 to 29 in favour of a new liturgy, or service, that ...

The future specialisation for nurses is LGBT


Enköping in Sweden is the first city in the world where a hospital has been awarded an 'LGBT certificate'. Because all 500 employees at the health facility have completed a training course of 20 ...

Where transsexuals can change gender without surgery


Transgender people in Norway can now change their official gender without first undergoing surgical sterilisation. Under the new law just passed by the Scandinavian country, the person just needs to self-certify the change and ...

Denmark to stop treating transsexuals as mentally ill


As of 2017, transsexuals will not be considered to be mentally ill in Denmark. The decision was taken unanimously by the Scandinavian parliament's Health Committee. Its justification was that a person's gender identity is ...

First gay married couple celebrate 26th anniversary


On 1 October 1989, Denmark became the first country in the world to legalise civil unions for same-sex couples. Twenty-six years ago today, Axel and Eigil Axgil, after a lifetime of fighting to assert ...