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Finland votes against gay marriage

Finland votes against gay marriage | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland is the only Nordic country in Europe without same-sex marriage, which gay rights activists call 'frustrating' and 'disappointing'

 

Finland’s parliamentary legal committee has voted against same-sex marriage.

On Wednesday (27 February), a bill died on a vote with nine against and eight for, meaning it will not be proposed before the full parliament.

Under the bill, it would have widened marriage laws to include everyone regardless of gender.

At present, same-sex couples can register their partnerships but have limited rights and cannot adopt their partner’s children.

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Gay marriage proposed in Finland | Star Online

Gay marriage proposed in Finland | Star Online | Finland | Scoop.it
An amendment that would legalise same-sex marriage in Finland has been proposed by local MPs. Considered one of the most conservative Nordic nations, there is already a relationship register in the country for same-sex couples, which has been in place since 2002.
The new amendment would end the separation between heterosexual marriages and same-sex partnerships and allow all couples to share a surname and adopt children.
The amendment would have no bearing on religious groups, and would only redefine civil marriages...
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