Stockholm - A broad majority in the Swedish parliament Wednesday approved adoption of same-sex marriage legislation after a six-hour debate.Sweden joins the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, and three states in the United States in allowing its gay and lesbian citizens to legally marry.
The new legislation is to take effect as of May 1, and replaces the legislation approved in 1995 that allows same-sex couples to form a union in Sweden via registered partnership.
Monday, April 06, 2009
Sweden says YES to gay marriage!
Following on the good news from Iowa, I also have to congratulate Sweden for having taken the necessary steps to join the still small club of nations that recognize all persons as equal: