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Denmark Approves Gay Weddings in Church

The Danish parliament has approved a new law allowing gay couples to marry in churches of their choice. The priests will not be obliged to perform weddings.

The Associated Press reports:

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.

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