Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Marriage Equality Comes to Sweden's Shore

We’ve just been informed that the Swedish Parliament passed a reformed marriage bill that includes same sex marriage. The measure passed 261-22, with 18 abstentions. The change will go in effect in one month.

People currently in registered partnerships will have the option to retain their partnership, marry anew, or sending in their partnership paperwork to have them converted into legal marriages. Sweden first enacted registered partnerships in 1995, making it the third country in the world to formally recognize same-sex relationships.

Crossposted Via Box Turtle Bulletin.

2 comments:

Unite the Fight! said...

That is so awesome. And I love Sweden. Beautiful country. Maybe I should move there, get married, move to New York, and then take on the Alliance Defense Fund who's challenging New York's recognition of legally performed same-sex unions outside the state. More ammunition!!

Anonymous said...

I read about this earlier. Genderless marriage is a beautiful thing.

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