Danish parliament votes yes to gay marriage today.

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    Jun 07, 2012 1:48 PM GMT
    Now danish gays can get married in the Danish Peoples' Church. However, priests can still refuse to perform such a service, if they are personally against it. So basically you'd have to find a gay friendly priest.
    Recent surveys show that more than half of the priests in the Danish Peoples Church support gay marriage though.

    Personally, I don't need the church's blessing and would never get a religious ceremony, but this is a step towards equality nonetheless.

    I haven't read the laws in detail, so I don't know exactly whether gay marriage now fully gives the same legal rights as heterosexual couples have.
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    Jun 07, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    judoguy said
    Personally, I don't need the church's blessing and would never get a religious ceremony, but this is a step towards equality nonetheless.



    I totally agree. Not something I would ever want to do but damn it, if some people are allowed to do it then all of us should have the option. icon_evil.gif
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    Jun 07, 2012 2:10 PM GMT
    This gives me a happy. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 07, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    Good for the Danish. I never liked their pastries, but I do like this.
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    Jun 07, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    Something is no longer rotten in the state of Denmark.

    Loosely-related stories:
    http://www.queerty.com/rotten-in-denmark-priest-denies-lesbian-burial-minister-says-gays-like-killer-slugs-20120517/
  • calibro

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    Jun 07, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    awesome... but i can't seem to find a plane ticket to daneland...
  • Latenight30

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    Jun 07, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    the more countries approve it the further in the dark ages America looks.
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    Jun 07, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    Honestly I'm rather surprised Denmark took this long considering many of its neighbors passed same-sex marriage years ago.

    Wasn't the world's first legal partnership in Denmark in the late '80s?
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    Jun 07, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidHonestly I'm rather surprised Denmark took this long considering many of its neighbors passed same-sex marriage years ago.

    Wasn't the world's first legal partnership in Denmark in the late '80s?


    yeah, 1989.
    Maybe gays here have just been content for a long time with civil partnerships. We're not very religious here, so the church's accept of us probably wasn't a big priority. The fact that we get equal legal rights is more important than a church wedding.

    I think it's a funny paradox, cos overall I think it's a good thing that we get more rights. Butat the same time I see a church wedding as something conservative and heteronormative, that I don't want to be a part of. I don't wan't to just mimic straight people.

    maybe it's really a sign that gays in Denmark are getting more and more conservative LOL
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    Jun 07, 2012 8:41 PM GMT
    Mmmmmmmmm.....danish
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    Jun 07, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
    dayumm saidSomething is no longer rotten in the state of Denmark.

    Loosely-related stories:
    http://www.queerty.com/rotten-in-denmark-priest-denies-lesbian-burial-minister-says-gays-like-killer-slugs-20120517/


    LOL yeah that former minister is a trainwreck, she says the craziest things. People respected her 15 years ago, now she's just old and a total loony.
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    Jun 07, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidMmmmmmmmm.....danish


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    Jun 07, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    judoguy said
    Ariodante saidMmmmmmmmm.....danish


    42117-dansk-wienerbrd-truet-af-muhammed-


    OMG I'M HUNGRY!!!!
    HOOORAY for the Danish!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 07, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    What the news isn't telling us is that the sky fell in and all heterosexual marriages simply dissolved spontaneously.
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    Jun 07, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    judoguy said
    Ariodante saidMmmmmmmmm.....danish


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    oh my god want to eat it all icon_cry.gif
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    Jun 07, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    Nordic countries progress!

    When will Finland and Estonia follow through? Well, Estonia probably never despite how much they want to be like Finland icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 07, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    judoguy said
    dayumm saidSomething is no longer rotten in the state of Denmark.

    Loosely-related stories:
    http://www.queerty.com/rotten-in-denmark-priest-denies-lesbian-burial-minister-says-gays-like-killer-slugs-20120517/


    LOL yeah that former minister is a trainwreck, she says the craziest things. People respected her 15 years ago, now she's just old and a total loony.


    She'll just have to learn how to cope in 'hagen!





    (sorry) icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 07, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidNordic countries progress!

    When will Finland and Estonia follow through? Well, Estonia probably never despite how much they want to be like Finland icon_eek.gif


    Should go through in Finland in the next year or so.
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    Jun 08, 2012 10:06 AM GMT
    just got the numbers...

    111 out of 179 MPs were present at the debate and vote yesterday.

    out of those 111, 85 voted for the proposition, 24 against and 2 didn't vote.
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    Jun 10, 2012 1:27 PM GMT

    judoguy said, "I think it's a funny paradox, cos overall I think it's a good thing that we get more rights. Butat the same time I see a church wedding as something conservative and heteronormative, that I don't want to be a part of. I don't wan't to just mimic straight people."

    Congrats!

    ...thinking about heteronormative, a straight gal told us some years ago, before we got married, that every day Bill and I wear men's clothes, which is heteronormative, she said, and her opinion is marriage is simply that, a commitment; legal, romantic and public, between two people that can.

    warmly,

    -Doug
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    Jun 10, 2012 1:46 PM GMT
    Nice going Denmark!

    ...but to be honest thought this was already legal over there :/