Gay and Lesbian Humanist

Winter 1996-1997

Denmark: Gay Marriage Popular

The Danish government has released statistics showing the popularity of gay marriage following the introduction of ‘registered partnership’ legislation in the country in 1989. The statistics revealed that 2,083 lesbian and gay couples (nearly twice as many male as female) had taken advantage of the law which gives them all the rights of heterosexual marriage except the right to adopt children and to have artificial insemination and a church wedding.

A similar law has since been introduced in Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

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