Gay Marriage is Legal in Finland
Gay marriage is now legal in Finland making it the last Nordic country to grant equal marriage rights to same-sex couples.
The Finnish Parliament started equal marriage proceedings back in 2014 but a number of complications in finalising the legislation, in addition to a last-minute attempt by opponents to derail it, mean it’s taken longer than campaigners had hoped for.
Couples who have registered (civil) partnerships will now be able to convert these to marriage.
Unfortunately, Finland will not be following Norway’s lead in allowing same-sex weddings in churches. The Lutheran Church, the largest in the country, remains opposed to same-sex marriage.