Finland: Marriage Equality Garners 50,000 Signatures in One Day to Force Parliament to Consider Measure

Written by scott on March 19th, 2013

Finland’s Parliament recently rejected a marriage equality bill. Now, a new petition has gathered enough signatures to force lawmakers to reconsider. Pink News explains:

After taking just one day to gather 50,000 signatures on a petition in order to force lawmakers to consider an equal marriage bill, pensioners delivered the petition to parliament. Finnish lawmakers must now consider the bill which was blocked earlier this month, which aims to legalise equal marriage by making marriage gender-neutral… The I Do 2013 campaign was launched on Tuesday, and received resounding support from the Finnish public. The civil proposals website, kansalaisaloite.fi crashed as a result of the overwhelming demand from the public to sign the petition.

Go, Finns!

 

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