Five years later, in Januarythe Belgian parliament legalized same-sex marriage, giving gay and lesbian couples the same tax and inheritance rights as heterosexual couples. Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe. The Constitution of Sweden bans discrimination on grounds of "sexual orientation". During the annual Stockholm Pride week, people celebrate and party on the streets. As ofthe parties in the Riksdag and their opinions of same-sex marriages presented in order of size in the Riksdag:. Archived from the original on 16 May
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This was likely due to the Christian Democrats' opposition from within the four-party centre-right governing coalition despite their being the only party opposing the move. For the opposition, they saw it as a threat to the symbolic value of marriage. The Lutheran-affiliated Church of Sweden, to which roughly three-quarters of all Swedes belong, has offered blessings for same-sex partnerships since January The HomO investigated grievances of individuals and files class action suits on their behalf, for example a successful action against a restaurant owner in Stockholm who had harassed a lesbian couple. Diligent Media Corporation Ltd. Eleven years after same-sex marriage was first made legal in Massachusetts, the U. LGBT in the Nordic countries.
The long-dominant Christian Democratic Party, traditionally allied with the Catholic Church, was out of power when the parliament passed the measure. Archived from the original on 4 June On May 22,Catholic-majority Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular referendum. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Archived from the original on 14 March Transgenderism was declassified as a mental illness inand legislation allowing gender change legally without hormone replacement therapy and sex reassignment surgery was passed in