Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
  the m-word

Copenhagen’s Sneaky Way of Securing Gay Marriage

gaymarriage-11

Way back in 1989, Denmark legalized civil unions for gays. Yes, twenty years ago! And while they enjoy many of the same rights and miseries as straight married couples (they can adopt! they can inherit! and in the 90s, lesbians were allowed to artificially inseminate!), they still don’t have the M-word. No big deal?

Of course it is. Which is why “a majority of Copenhagen City Councillors are backing a proposal to allow homosexual couples to be declared ‘married’ when they enter civil unions at City Hall,” reports the Copenhagen Post. Right now when The Gays get hitched at City Hall, they’re declared “registered partners.” That’s not so sexy.

Denmark’s opponents of gay marriage, wherever they are, will argue this is just a loophole to secure full marriage rights for gays there. Which, well, duh.

Except: It appears any change in wording would apply only to Copenhagen, and not all of Denmark.

By:           editor editor
On:           Aug 26, 2009
Tagged: , ,

  • 2 Comments
    • z
      z

      Well Scandinavia is still light years ahead of us!

      Aug 26, 2009 at 3:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bruno
      Bruno

      Right, well, as long as we stay in the big apple of the Danes, we’re married, but on those trips to the Jutland we have to revert back to civil unioned or whatever. Kind of like traveling from California to Oregon. You’d think after 20 years and its 2 neighbors with full marriage equality, progressive Denmark would just get it together already.

      Aug 26, 2009 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Please log in to add your comment

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.



  • POPULAR ON QUEERTY

    FOLLOW US
     



    GET QUEERTY'S DAILY NEWSLETTER


    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    !-- Sailthru Horizon -->
    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.