Finland : Gay marriage opponents face uphill committee struggle

Finland’s law allowing same-sex marriage will not be rescinded even though an initiative to cancel the law now has to be considered by parliament—if MPs keep their pre-election promises.

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A majority of MPs on the legislative committee told YLE before the election that they would not vote to cancel the law.

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On Saturday evening a citizens’ initiative to cancel Finland’s marriage equality law passed the 50,000 threshold for consideration by parliament, but the bill still faces opposition among the committee members who will now decide its fate.


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

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