Today the Danish parliament passed the new law allowing homosexial couples to get married. Same-sex marriage will be a reality from 15 June 2012.
As expected the majority of the parliament members voted for a legislative amendment which means that same-sex couples can be married in churches around Denmark.
Even though political parties disagreed on a number of matters, it was still a large majority of the parliament members who decided that same-sex marriages will become a reality on 15 June 2012. It has been a long, tough battle for marital equality in Denmark – a battle that has now been won with satisfactory results.
The amendment to the Marriage Act also means that we will be saying goodbye to the concept of “civil partnership” that was a world sensation when introduced in Denmark back in 1989. The more than 4,000 couples who currently live as registered partners will automatically change status to spouses.