LGBT community in Denmark rejoices: homosexual marriages in church are not against constitution – The Post

LGBT community in Denmark rejoices: homosexual marriages in church are not against constitution

Supreme Court has ruled gays and lesbians can freely choose to have a civil or religious wedding

Homosexual marriages in church are not against religious freedom in Denmark (photo: Pixabay)
March 23rd, 2017 6:01 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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Danish law from 2012 grants hetero and homosexual couples equal rights to choose between a civil or religious wedding ceremony.

The Supreme Court has not found any legal grounds to overturn the High Court’s ruling.

Accordingly, church wedding ceremonies for gays and lesbians fall within the Evangelical Lutheran framework and are not in conflict with the European human rights convention on freedom of belief and religion.