Monday, March 17, 2008

One to watch

Norway has announced the introduction of legislation to equalise the marriage law.

This is significant because Norway was one of the 1st countries to intoriduce civil partnerships within a Scandinavian bloc and it is known that Sweden is also considering equalising its marriage law.

This is also of significance because Scandinavian countires tend to be overwhelmingly Lutheran and their Churches are in Communion with the Anglican Church via the Porvoo Agreement. Evidence from the Swedish Lutheran Church is of an attitude of pragmatism if not yet acceptance of same sex relationships and certainly not the hysteria that exists in the Church of England and Anglican Communion.

Wikipedia has an interesting article here. No doubt it will be updated as the Bill progresses.

365gay news report here

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