Danish Lutheran church proposes same-sex marriage rite

(ENInews)–Eight of the ten bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark on 11 June presented a ritual for same-sex marriage to the country’s Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs. Their action came in response to the Danish Parliament’s decision on 7 June to change the marriage legislation so that from 15 June same-sex couples may be married in a civil ceremony or in the state church, the church’s website Folkekirken.dk reported. [470 words, ENI-12-0337]