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Denmark expected to pass equal marriage laws today

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  1. They don’t make a meal of it unlike some countries I’d like to mention!

    Well done Denmark..

    1. bobbleobble 7 Jun 2012, 12:43pm

      That’s not entirely true. The first time this was raised in the Danish Parliament was back in 2006 so it’s taken them six years to get from there to here. It’s also taken them 23 years to progress from civil partnerships to marriage equality. Hence Denmark will be the 11th and 21st jurisdiction to allow gay marriage.

      Credit where credit is due but it’s taken them a long time to get to this point.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 7 Jun 2012, 2:11pm

        Yes,true, it failed at the first attempt because of the religious nutters and homophobia in the older generation among parliamentary members, but well done, Denmark, you eventually did the right thing by doing it the proper way by allowing the state cult to conduct same-sex marriages by choice, unlike in the UK where we do everything by piece-meal, arguably the most bureaucratic system in western Europe.

        1. So Robert, let me you correctly, are you equating being against gay marriage with homophobia? I would also like you to define “Religious nutter”, “cult” and “bigot”.
          Sincerely, a Dane

          1. OD

            Denying equality to LGBT people – such as being against equal marriage is homophobic.

            I do not find the terms religious nutter or cult useful terms in most cases, although there are some true examples of each.

            As for bigot, its clear the meaning of that word in the dictionary, and many of those opposing equality are bigotted.

  2. Good luck and Congratulations, Denmark!

    The number of nations and territories where equal marriage is being impacted upon by the unstoppable snowball of equality and fairness keeps growing.

    There are 54 other nations debating equal marriage.

    It is the moral, reasonable, fair and courageous thing for EVERY nation to introduce.

    Well done Denmark.

    Hurry up UK, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, France, Finland, USA, Namibia, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela etc etc

  3. I know Denmark has some problems but it must be the most civilised country in the world. Well, in my opinion :)

    1. AHAHAHA. No.

      1. Oh, come off it. You obviously don’t live here and don’t know what a pathetic little racist country this is. One right does not rectify the many wrongs done the last ten years by the right wing parties. As much as we celebrate today, there is quite a few things here not to celebrate.

  4. Well done, Denmark! At least they seem to know how to go about introducing equal marriage…..I wish the various governments here in the UK would have just got on and done it without going through unnecessary consultations. Let’s hope we join Denmark soon in having civil and religious marriage equality.

  5. England, Germany and France are quickly becoming the oddballs of Western Europe. And since France will probably have equal marriage by the end of the year it will be England and Germany sticking out like sore thumbs. No one expects anything from Italy. They’ll come around the same time that Saudi Arabia and the United States do.

    1. Just England? Good job we have it in Wales. Wait, no.

    2. Robert in S. Kensington 7 Jun 2012, 1:01pm

      Germany won’t be able to introduce equal marriage as long as Angela Merkel and that awful CDU party are in office. Once she goes, then yes, it will probably happen.

      1. Merkel has a good chance of re-election at the next general election in Germany so it might be a long wait. Scotland will have it before England & Wales.

  6. Robert in S. Kensington 7 Jun 2012, 1:02pm

    Well done, Denmark! Take note, Cameron! Make it happen.

  7. At the risk of jumping the gun, congratulations Denmark!

  8. What with this and The Killing, I really need to visit Denmark sometime soon.

  9. Robert in S. Kensington 7 Jun 2012, 1:26pm

    Malta too is now making noise. 60% of the younger generation are in favour of equal marriage, who would have thought Malta of all places?

    1. Yeah and France, New Zealand, Australia, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Ecuador and many more …

  10. This is how it should be with the Church of England.

    Still no Pink News coverage of the failure of the equal marriage legislation in Nepal, which should have come in on 1st June and the political turmoil there.

  11. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 8 Jun 2012, 6:12pm

    Well done Denmark, France will be next!

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