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Sensible Swedes – Swedish Parliament Approves Gay Marriage

Great News – Sweden has become the fifth European country to allow gay marriage.

The Age is reporting:

“Parliament on Wednesday adopted a new law that gives same-sex couples the same marriage rights as heterosexuals.

The Parliament’s website says the new law will take effect on May 1.

The Netherlands, Norway, Belgium and Spain also allow gay marriages.

Sweden has recognised civil unions between homosexual couples since 1994. However, the old law stopped short of calling them marriages, which gay rights activists said was discriminatory.

It will still be up to individual churches to decide if they want to wed gay couples.

Swedish news agency TT says the 349-seat legislature passed the measure in 261-22 vote, with 66 MPs abstaining or absent”.

Australia still sadly lags behind enlightened countries like Sweden. That is because we have right wing christian (talking to imaginary people) leading the political parties in OZ. Yes Kevin Bloody Rudd and Malcolm Dickhead Turnbull.

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