Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Denmark: mandatory same-sex marriage ceremonies don’t apply to non-Lutheran churches

Catholic World News - June 11, 2012

Denmark’s minister for ecclesiastical affairs has assured the head of the nation’s sole Catholic diocese that the new law requiring churches to solemnize same-sex marriages will apply only to the official Lutheran church.

“One never knows,” cautions Bishop Czeslaw Kozon of Copenhagen. “Indeed there have been voices who suggested this law should be obligatory for everybody.”

The law permits individual ministers to refuse to conduct same-sex marriages, which have been legal in Denmark since 1997.

0.6% of the nation’s 5.5 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($34,990 to go):
$35,000.00 $10.00
100% 0%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Jun. 11, 2012 9:28 PM ET USA

    Would Luther have any problem with homosexuals "marrying"? Would it make any difference to the modern secularists who dress up in Christianity only to dance to the tune of Satan?

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Church Fathers: St. Justin Martyr 10 hours ago
Zooming toward Easter 11 hours ago
Why homosexuals need not worry over the Indiana law 12 hours ago
Cardinal Marx’s Devastating Misconception of the Church 13 hours ago
Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis March 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13