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Gay Marriage Now Possible in Finland

by our Editors in History & Politics , 24 april 2017

As of last March same-sex couples can get married in Finland. This means that marriage is now opened up for same-sex couples throughout Scandinavia. A bill to make marriage for same-sex couples possible was already adopted in November 2014 by the Finnish Parliament and signed by the President of Finland in February 2015.

Several laws still needed to be adjusted, so performing of same-sex marriages was only possible as of March this year. Same-sex couples will also be allowed to adopt. The final obstacle was a citizens' initiative to prevent the introduction of civil marriage to same-sex couples. This was rejected mid-February by the Finish parliament.

Official statements by the Finnish Civil Registry indicated that 41 same-sex couples will get married in the first week. One of the first people that will be putting this new law into practise are MP Markku Rossi and his partner, artist Matti Kaarlejärvi. They will convert their registered partnership into a marriage.

Finland is the 22nd country to allow same-sex marriages - the country already had a form of registered partnership since 2002. Same-sex couples cannot currently get married in the People's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. This was decided by the synod of the church in September last year at a recommendation of Pastor Kari Mäkinen.


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