Denmark's government has announced plans to legalize same-sex marriage by the spring.
Denmark is the latest European nation to announce plans to introduce gay marriage, with same-sex couples to be allowed to marry on Church of Denmark premises. The Danish coalition Government’s church minister, Manu Sareen, told local newspaper Jyllands-Posten that gay men and women will soon be able to marry when legislation is introduced early next year. “I look forward to the moment the first homosexual couple steps out of the church. I’ll be standing out there throwing rice,” he said.In 1989 Denmark became to first nation to offer civil partnerships for gay couples.