Sweden has just joined countries like Spain, Canada, Norway, Belgium, Holland, South Africa and more American states as days go by in offering full marriage equality:
Six of the seven parties in Swedish parliament have backed a proposal to introduce a gender-neutral marriage law.
The proposal passed today with a 261 to 22 vote and 16 abstentions.
The only party to oppose the ruling were the Christian Democrats, stating that the party wanted to maintain “a several hundred-year-old concept” of marriage.
It is not yet certain that the changes will affect church marriage ceremonies, but in February, a majority of Church of Sweden bishops said the church should no longer handle legal marriage registrations, DPA reported.
Wonderful, progressive news. Well done Sweden!