Norway bishops back gay church weddings – The Local

First Sweden, then Iceland, then Denmark, now Norway.
That completes the set – gay weddings, in church, right across Scandinavia.

Norway’s bishops have given the go ahead to gay church marriage in a move campaigners described as “a historic breakthrough”.Top Norway billionaire comes out as gay (04 Oct 15)Oslo bishop – ‘I will not marry same-sex couples’ (27 Jul 15)Norway most gay-friendly Nordic country: index (15 May 14)Norway PM backs gay church weddings (16 Apr 14)The country’s twelve bishops on Friday voted to back the creation of a special liturgy for the marriage of same-sex couples, opening the way for the first gay church marriages within the next two years.  “It is a historic breakthrough that a bishops’ meeting unanimously recommends equal marriage in church,” said Sturla Stålsett, leader of the Open Peoples’ Church, which has led the campaign for gay church marriage in Norway.

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