Sweden’s church to celebrate gay weddings

From Swedish Wire:

Nearly 70 percent of the 250 members of the Church of Sweden’s synod voted to allow same-sex couples to marry in its congregations from November 1 and adopted a marriage rite for gay weddings, the church said in a statement.

The Church of Sweden, which was the state church until 2000, had backed the parliament’s adoption of the gay marriage law, which took effect on May 1. But it deferred its synod’s decision on church weddings until now.

Sweden, already a pioneer in giving same-sex couples the right to adopt children, becomes one of the first countries in the world to allow gays to marry in a major Church.


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