Marriage and adoption LGBT in Scandinavia

Lgbt couples in Denmark prefer church weddings

2017.06.15

The number of homosexual Danish couples who prefer a religious ceremony over a municipal one is growing. Since Copenhagen legalized gay marriages, in 2012, over 400 marriages among people of the same gender have been ...

Finland parliament votes to confirm same-sex marriage law

2017.02.20

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

2017.01.31

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 ...

First gay married couple celebrate 26th anniversary

2015.10.01

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 ...

Greenland legalizes gay marriage

2015.05.27

Tuesday 26 May Greenland's parliament voted unanimously to adopt Danish laws legalizing gay marriage. The world's largest island is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark and has been self-governing since 2009. The ...

Finland campaigns for legislation on gay marriage

2013.03.29

The campaign 'Tahdon2013' (I Do 2013) has just been launched in Finland, with the aim of collecting at least 50,000 signatures. This number would oblige the parliament in Helsinki to reconsider the proposal of ...