Norway: Church of Norway Won’t Allow Priests to Marry Gay Couples

Written by scott on April 8th, 2014

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The Church of Norway decided not to take a step forward this week.

Pink News reports:

The Church of Norway has voted not to allow same-sex couples to be married by its priests in a close run vote. Proposals to introduce a marriage liturgy for gay couples were voted down at the start of the Church’s national synod on Tuesday morning, with 64 of 115 votes against and 51 in favour. “We are disappointed, but it’s OK to be disappointed sometimes, ” Bard Nylund, the leader of Norway’s national association for gay, bisexual and transgender people, told Norway’s VG newspaper. “We want to make it clear that we are happy that there is a struggle, and that so many in the Church are willing to stand up and be counted.”

It was a close vote, and times are changing quickly. Maybe the next time the Church will move forward.

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