Regardless of whether or not the church in question wishes to ‘marry’ them; i.e. churches will be forced to comply, or face penalties. (HT: Alkibiades)
Homosexual couples in Denmark have won the right to get married in any church they choose, even though nearly one third of the country’s priests have said they will refuse to carry out the ceremonies.
The country’s parliament voted through the new law on same-sex marriage by a large majority, making it mandatory for all churches to conduct gay marriages.
Denmark’s church minister, Manu Sareen, called the vote “historic”.
“I think it’s very important to give all members of the church the possibility to get married. Today, it’s only heterosexual couples.”
Under the law, individual priests can refuse to carry out the ceremony, but the local bishop must arrange a replacement for their church.
Once again, we see that ‘gay rights’ activists don’t merely want increased ‘rights’ for themselves, but they want the State to bludgeon opponents of their ‘rights’ into conformity, through the application of the full force of the law. They truly are totalitarians.