Sweden looks well on its way to being the seventh nation in the world to legalize gay marriage. A gay marriage bill was introduced in the Riskdag (Sweden’s version of Parliment) and the measure has wide support, even from religious leaders, as a new survey shows. No word on whether the wedding licenses will require a hex key to put together.
“A new poll reports that a large majority of pastors in the Church of Sweden are open to blessing gay marriages.
The poll, conducted by Sveriges Television (SVT), found that 68 percent out of 1700 pastors responded that they would be willing to officiate at gay marriages performed in churches.
A small minority (21%) disagreed with church sanctioned gay marriages, while 11 percent refused to answer.
“There’s a very clear majority that is open to this. And having so many pastors on board clearly makes it easier for the Church of Sweden to take such a decision,” said archbishop Anders Wejryd to SVT.”