Denmark's gay marriage law to take affect in June

DenmarkDenmark’s legalisation of gay marriage will take effect in June it has been announced.

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt announced that from June 15th gay couples in Denmark will legally be allowed to marry. The Danish Prime Minister made the announcement at a press conference where the Copenhagen Post reports her as saying ‘We have looked at two laws that will provide the gay and lesbian community the opportunity to get married in the church and at city hall. The administration and I firmly believe that this is a natural step to take in a modern society like Denmark. The law will go into effect on June 15, so already this summer we’ll see the first gays and lesbians getting married in Danish churches’

Denmark first signalled last year that it would follow in the foot-steps of other European countries and introduce gay marriage. In June it will join Scandinavian neighbours Norway and Sweden as well as other European countries such as Iceland, Netherlands, Spain and Portugal who have already legalised gay marriage. As more countries in Europe, and around the world, legalise gay marriage the Catholic Churches (and Church of England’s) arguments that such unions would destabilise society are undermined and proven to be flawed. {jcomments off}