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.