Denmark Will Likely Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Next Year

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22 years ago, Denmark became the first country in the world to allow same sex civil partnerships. Next year, the Danish government will introduce a bill in that will allow gay and lesbian people to marry. This will make Denmark the eighth country in Europe to recognize same-sex civil marriages, following The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, and Iceland.

Manu Sareen, a social liberal and government appointed Church minister, said that the government plans to introduce the bill just after the New Year which will allow same-sex couples to hold weddings in the Church of Denmark and be married legally as recognized by Danish law.

Public polls taken over the years, and as recent as last week, suggest around 70% of the population supports same-sex marriage. In comparison, Americans hover around 45% to 51% in support.