Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Norway Legalizes Gay Marriage

Today the Norwegian Parliament voted to allow same-sex couples to marry, becoming the sixth country to allow gay marriage.
The gallery at the Norwegian Parliament erupted in applause and cheers on Wednesday with the passage of legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry.

The law also recognizes both partners in a marriage as equal parents and gives lesbian couples the same access to "medically assisted reproduction" as opposite-sex couples.

Parliament voted overwhelmingly to approve the bill, despite opposition from the Christian Democrats and Progress Party.
Nicely done, Norway!

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