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Denmark Will Legalize Gay Marriage

2012 will see legislation introduced calling for the legalization of gay marriage in Denmark. The Advocate reports that:

According to the Copenhagen Post, the government plans to introduce a bill after the New Year that would allow same-sex couples, who are currently entitled to the civil status of "registered partnerships," to hold weddings in the Church of Denmark and be considered "married" under the law.

Civil unions have been around in Denmark since 1989, and a recent poll shows that almost 70% of the population supports the next step, allowing same-sex couples the right to marry. Read more here.

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