High Court dismisses claims that gay marriage violates Danish constitutional rights

It also stated that the law allowing gay couples to marry in church did not prevent people from practising their religion – either in church or elsewhere

The Danish High Court has dismissed a suit brought by the organisation Med Grundlov Skal Land Bygges that alleges the right of homosexuals to marry in church violates both the Danish constitution and the religious freedom of Danish citizens.

The High Court, which reached its verdict on Tuesday, stated that since all people are equal under the law, gay couples have just as much right as heterosexual couples to choose between a secular or religious ceremony, reports Metroxpress.

Practise your faith elsewhere
The court also stated that if people had a problem with gay couples being allowed to marry in church, there was nothing stopping them from practising their faith elsewhere.

“We have lost. And my clients have instructed me to appeal to the Supreme Court,” Nikolaj Nikolajsen, the lawyer for Med Grundlov Skal Land Bygges, said after the case had been dismissed.