On the Faroe Islands finally legalized gay marriage

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The parliament of the Faroe Islands, an autonomous region in the northern Atlantic .

Ocean between Scotland and Iceland, voted in favor of the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Faroe Islands became the last of the Scandinavian countries which recognized marriage equality. Islands are part of Denmark, but independently solve almost all state matters except defense and foreign policy since 1948.

19 MPs were in favor of legalizing same-sex marriages, 14 – against. The only difference from the Danish law – same-sex couples will not be allowed to get married in church. This concession to conservative Christians having on the islands, where there are about 50 000 people, a significant political influence.

Even in the first half of 2013 surveys showed that 68% of the inhabitants of the Faroe Islands in favor of marriage equality. In 2015, the Parliament was first elected openly lesbian.

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