Go Sweden!

April 2, 2009 at 11:22 am Leave a comment

Sweden completes their equal regard of same-sex relationships by legislating that same-sex ‘marriages’, or rather gender neutral civil unions, will be recognised by the state.  It is the fifth/seventh European country to fully accept SS unions, although, stupidly, the word “marriage” or “matrimony” is still reserved for hets, and clergy aren’t compelled to perform the ceremony for L&Gs. Whatever. Same-sex relationships have been recognised in Sweden since the 90s and couples have had adoption privileges since 2002.

The changes to the law come into effect on May 1. Interesting, it repeals the law that allowed partnership registration, a half-measure that paved the way. Does that mean couples who registered previously are now automatically deregistered, or must  appply for marriage cert  to be fully recognised?

No doubt more details will be revealed down the road. If  Swedish-fluent readers see this post, could they please  send me a link to the legislation?

Till then, Grattis! (hope I got that right)

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