What comes after same-sex marriage? Part 7


Part 7. What comes after same-sex marriage? You only have to look to the countries that have already redefined the institution to get an idea.

Two years after marriage was redefined in Denmark, the Danish parliament voted 85-24 in favour of forcing state churches to conduct homosexual weddings. The law mandates that all priests belonging to the Danish church must participate in homosexual marriages, either by officiating the wedding or by seeking out a priest who will.

 

However, as LNP Queensland MP George Christensen pointed out, “Unlike church in Australia, the Church of Denmark is an established church, or a state-backed institution, so the Danish government may exercise its wishes… But every church in Australia is issued with state-sanctioned licenses for marriage and has state-sanctioned tax benefits so they would soon be pressured to ‘comply or else.’”


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