Denmark has just joined Iceland and Sweden as the coolest, most socially accepting countries ever because there is absolutely no distinction between gay and straight couples at the alter!
Lawmakers voted on Thursday to approve a law allowing same-sex couples to get married in church ceremonies. Ministers are not required to perform marriages for same-sex couples, but if that's the case, the local bishop is legally required to arrange a replacement for their church.
Despite one bishop's fear of "splitting the church", the country's Minister for Gender Equality believes “it's very important to give all members of the church the possibility to get married.”
So true! We wish our country could see the same light!
However, since America has this little thing called "separation of church and state", we don't necessarily want a law that requires churches to do anything they don't want to do.
We would just appreciate it if all the religious folks in this country gave the LGBT community the same respect and didn't expect laws affecting EVERYONE to be based on their own specific ideology.
For a lot of people, the pursuit of happiness means getting married to the person they love some day. Thankfully, a lot of people in this country are working toward making that happen.
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