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First day of gay marriages in Sweden

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First day of gay marriages in Sweden


Dozens of people are expected to tie the knot this weekend as Sweden allows homosexuals to legally marry. Swedish law changed on May 1st, allowing same-sex couples who were previously in registered unions to be wed in a civil or religious ceremony.

Scandanavian countries were among the first in Europe to grant same-sex partners the same rights as married couples. The Lutheran church, the largest church in Sweden, has said it is open to celebrating and registering same-sex unions, although it wants to reserve the term ‘matrimony’ for heterosexual marriages.
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