The Finnish Parliament has approved a bill allowing same-sex marriages. The vote was 105 to 92, with one MP absent. (x)
The bill for allowing same-sex marriages came from the people of Finland. The bill was delivered up to parliament but the parliament voted “no” for gay marriages earlier this year.
Finland is the last of Scandinavian countries to allow same-sex marriages. In the Europe only a few countries remain against gay marriages after this.
As a Finn I have to say I’m very pleased with these news. The battle against the marriage bill was fierce and got even ridiculous measuremtens (one member of the parliament said the gay marriages can’t be allowed, because then gay people - mostly preferring to gay men - would want to use same dressing rooms in swimming halls with straight people! Like they wouldn’t already do that). Some of the protestors even said the “gay proraganda against them” is like “what Jewish people had to go through during World War II in Germany, when the goverments propaganda was againts Jewish”(!)
So, we’re luckily a bit more civilized country now. But the hate towards gay is pretty heavy here - the differwence between YES votes and NO votes was only 13 votes…