Denmark passes same-sex marriage

The Danish parliament has voted through same-sex marriage with the new law coming into effect in just a week on June 15th. The change passed overwhelmingly by 85 votes to 24.

Manu Sareen, minister for equality in the Danish coalition government said, “It’s liberalism, it’s diversity, it’s equality, it’s tolerance and it’s so beautiful.”

The law will apply to both civic and religious marriage, though no church or priest will be obliged to conduct same-sex weddings.

The UK’s consultation on same-sex marriage closes in a week’s time.