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Denmark set to introduce gay marriage

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  1. This is great news! :)
    Makes me even happier to be moving to Copenhagen in Feb!

    1. Bastard

      I am on the verge of quitting the UK my mate moved to Holland and said it was the best thing he ever did

      1. Jock S. Trap 12 Nov 2011, 11:44am

        Ta ta then.

  2. Some good news.

  3. Not surprising, it was Denmark that first introduced legal unions for gay couples back in 1989. Well done, Denmark. Meanwhile, we in the UK have to languish for another 3 years waiting for that damned, foot dragging consultation to begin in March 2012. We’re always so damned slow. I’ve no doubt other countries will beat us to the finishing line.

    1. Looks like Nepal will beat them to it – their new constitution (modelled on South Africa’s constitution, so including marriage equality) should go through at the end of November! No idea what’s taken Denmark so long!

  4. And what’s taking us so long? Another 3 years to go after the consultation starts next year? I think Finland will probably do it since it already has pending marriage equality legislation yet to be voted on.

  5. jamestoronto 24 Oct 2011, 3:22pm

    Finally! What has taken a world leader in equal rights so long? No matter the circle is growing.

    1. bobbleobble 24 Oct 2011, 4:10pm

      A right wing government that has just been booted out. There have been several attempts to bring in gender neutral marriage in Denmark all of which have failed, the last by a margin of 57 – 51 votes. This time the vote should be pretty much a formality but watch this space!

  6. This is excellent news! Yet another country joining the growing list of countries with equal marriage rights! I think we in the UK should take note of the Danes. No mention of a ‘consultation’ for them!

  7. Excellent news! I hope this all goes through smoothly. Well done, Denmark!

  8. Gerry, exactly . We’ve always foot dragged on social issues. This only proves how unequal CPs are while the trend now is towards full marraige equality.

  9. Denmark, Finland, Nepal and Luxembourg will all add a lot of momentum to the global marriage equality movement when they introduce equality. There is a vote pending in Germany and the issue is really hotting up in the UK and Australia. When Berlusconi goes in Italy I think there might be some rapid progress there, if not towards marriage at least in catching up with civil partnerships.

  10. Good news, hope they don’t let these people stop them, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di04_vKfqNw

  11. Wow! Western Europe could end up having generalized marriage equality by 2015 or so…

    1. I’d be extremely (but pleasantly) surprised if the French and the Italians especially, have marriage equality by 2015.

      I’d be more than happy to eat my words though.

  12. I love Denmark! Only 5% of Danes go to church! Oops, it could be only 4% by now!

  13. GingerlyColors 25 Oct 2011, 2:59am

    Well done, Denmark. They were the first country to introduce civil unions but did drag their feet a bit when it came to full marriages, allowing some 13 countries plus some US and Mexican states to overtake them – even former pariah nations such as South Africa and Argentina. Hope Britain is next and another 178 countries are not far behind.

  14. Jock S. Trap 12 Nov 2011, 11:44am

    Excellent. Well done Denmark!!

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