Same-sex marriages are now legal in Faroe Islands

Same-sex marriages are now legal in Faroe Islands

The road to approving same-sex marriage in the Faroe Islands has finally been completed by Denmark so currently there is no country in the Nordic area which would not recognize same-sex marriages.The archipelago known as the Faroe Islands, which is self-governing, last year voted to give same-sex couples a right to marry. However the legislation required a change in law from the government of Denmark to be brought into action. The country of just 49,000 inhabitants is seen as a kingdom of Denmark – which legalised same-sex marriage back in 2012, including ceremonies in churches. The Faroese raised concerns that Christians would be opposed to the measure if it included church weddings, however, so religious weddings were not included in their law.The Faroese raised concerns that Christians would be opposed to the measure if it included church weddings, however, so religious weddings were not included in their law. The Danish Parliament approved legislation to allow for the islands’ rule, which disallows religious same-sex marriages, in a vote approved 108-0. The first same-sex marriage is to take place next month.

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