Denmark requires churches to solemnize same-sex weddings

Homosexual couples in Denmark have won the right to get married in any church they choose, even though nearly one third of the country’s priests have said they will refuse to carry out the ceremonies.  The country’s parliament voted through the new law on same-sex marriage by a large majority, making it mandatory for all churches to conduct gay marriages.  Under the law, individual priests can refuse to carry out the ceremony, but the local bishop must arrange a replacement for their church.

Denmark has been a pioneer in gay rights since 1989, when it became the first country in the world to offer civil unions for gay couples.

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