Gay People Can Now Marry and Adopt in Finland

The law was initially passed in 2014 but got held back due to conservationists

Gay marriage in Finland became legal starting the 1st of March this year. The law also gives gay couples the legal right to adopt.

Yle reports that according to a Local Register Office’s figures, 41 same sex couples across Finland are set to be married this week.

Although the law was passed back in November 2014, a separate citizens’ initiative petitioned by conservative activists was presented to lawmakers just before the law was supposed to go into effect

The initiative was rejected and now Finland joins 21 other countries around the world that have legalized same-sex marriage.

In Thailand, same sex- marriage is not recognized

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