Norway : Oslo opens Munch room for priests to marry gays

Oslo's City council has thrown open the august Munch room in Oslo City Hall to any priest who wants to bless a gay couple's marriage, in protest at the Church's decision not to allow gay marriage.

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The city’s mayor, the Conservative party’s Fabian Stang, and Deputy Mayor Libe Rieber-Mohn from the Labour party, announced their bipartisan move on Thursday evening.

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“We have decided to open the hall for priests who want to bless gays,” Rieber-Mohn told VG newspaper. “We think it’s sad that the church does not want to open its doors for weddings of people who love each other.”


Photo By Kurt Löwenstein Educational Center International Team from Germany (qe07 (9)) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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