President powers Sauli Niinistö² has signed a new law On marriage" that would allow homosexual couples to marry. It is assumed that he will begin March 1, 2017.
The bill is historic is the 1st in the country, the initiative made and confirmed by the Parliament at the request of the people. In Finland in order to achieve the desired result you need to collect 50 thousand signatures. It should be noted that for the legalization of marriages made about 167 thousand people, according to the newspaper Yle. In connection with the adoption of the new law the Ministry of justice will have to change the law.
Parliament powers 12 December 2014 in the 2nd reading supported the legalization of same-sex marriages. For the adoption of the law gave voice 101 member 90 has opposed this initiative. "Finland should seek to become a society where difference does not exist, where are respected civil rights and two adults can marry yourself from sexual preferences," announced Prime Minister Alexander Stubb in an open letter.
The allies initiatives have been opponents. "It is a question of the future of our children and society in General. Such changes cannot be created without thorough assessment of their actions," he said, representative of the Nationalist party Mika Nikko The Guardian.
In accordance with the laws of Finland, 2002 same-sex couples can register a civil partnership. To enter into a formal marriage was forbidden.
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