Tag: gay denmark

Denmark: Forum established to help more LGBT people from ethnic minority groups come out

A new national forum will be launched in Denmark, in order to help LGBT people come out to their friends and family. The forum, to be launched in August, particularly takes into account an increasing number of Danish LGBT people from ethnic minorities in recent years. The Copenhagen based Sabaah, was established to help LGBT… Read more »

Denmark: Newspaper editor refuses to write about gay marriage laws

A Danish newspaper editor said he would refuse to include any news about the country’s recently-implemented equal marriage laws. The laws allowing gay couples in Denmark an equal right to marry in state churches came into force last week. But a newspaper editor in northern Jutland refused to include stories about the new law, which… Read more »

Denmark: Equal marriage laws for gay couples come into effect today

Denmark’s new laws allowing gay couples to marry in the state church have come into effect today. The Folketing approved gender-neutral marriage last week by 85 votes to 24. The Stefanskirken in Copenhagen draped a rainbow flag over its front and erected a banner reading: “Love knows no gender – congratulations Denmark”. Danish gay news… Read more »

Danish parliament approves equal marriage laws

The Danish parliament has approved equal marriage laws 85 to 24 today, reports said today. Members of the sole house of the Folketing approved the gender-neutral marriage legislation today after an opposition amendment creating a separate system of marriage for gay couples under different terminology was rejected yesterday. The new law is due to come… Read more »

Denmark: Equal marriage law to take effect in June

Denmark’s prime minister has announced that equal marriage laws will come into effect in the European country on 15 June this year. At a press conference, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who took office in October last year, announced that gays would be allowed to marry in time for the summer, the Copenhagen Post reports. She said: “We… Read more »