20th February 2015
President of Finland signs same-sex marriage law 24
1:22 PM — The President of Finland has signed a law legalising gender-neutral marriage - but couples will face a long wait before they are allowed to marry.
1st December 2014
Thousands quit Finnish church after Archbishop ‘welcomes’ same-sex marriage 21
6:52 PM — Thousands of people have left Finland's biggest church, after its head signalled his support for same-sex marriage.
29th November 2014
Finland: Church head welcomes same-sex marriage vote 18
5:03 PM — The head of the largest religious denomination in Finland has praised the country's passage of same-sex marriage.
26th November 2014
Finnish Parliament prepares for close vote on same-sex marriage 20
1:05 PM — The Finnish Parliament is set for a vote on Friday on a proposal which would make marriage gender-neutral, and extend marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.
27th October 2014
Finland: Christian party denies it will quit government over same-sex marriage 14
7:28 PM — The Finnish Christian Democrat party has cancelled a pledge to drop out of the governing coalition if same-sex marriage passes.
10th September 2014
Finland: Store refuses to stock homoerotic Tom of Finland stamps to avoid ‘offending’ customers 7
4:01 PM — A Finnish supermarket chain has refused to stock any of the range of stamps produced to commemorate the influential gay artist Tom of Finland.
9th September 2014
Finland: Tom of Finland stamps are best selling ever 12
9:55 AM — A range of Tom of Finland stamps has launched in Finland to commemorate the “proud homoeroticism” of the influential gay artist, and has been the best selling in the country's history.
16th July 2014
Finland church head: It’s time we apologise to sexual minorities for cruel treatment 6
5:10 PM — The head of Finland's Lutheran Evangelical Church has issued a public apology for the harm caused by the church's previous stances on LGBT issues.
25th June 2014
Finland: Same-sex marriage bill rejected despite public support 7
7:59 PM — A same-sex marriage bill has been rejected by a Finnish parliamentary committee, despite public support.
24th April 2014
Overwhelming interest in Tom of Finland stamps crashes online store on first day of sale 5
2:59 PM — High international demand for a series of Tom of Finland stamps has caused the website selling them to crash.
20th April 2014
Petition launched against ‘homoerotic’ Tom of Finland stamps 50
9:56 PM — A petition has been launched, demanding the cancellation of a collection of Finnish stamps featuring homoerotic art.