Sweden: Left Party: 'force pastors to perform gay weddings'
11 Nov 08
All political parties in the Riksdag, with the exception of the Christian Democrats, have given their support to a legislative proposal which would allow for same-sex marriages.
The current measure allows pastors or other officiates to refuse to perform wedding ceremonies for gay couples if they so choose.
The Left Party wanted to go further than the current proposal and remove the exception for pastors who wish not to wed same-sex couples. full story