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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (Worthy News)-- Denmark's Parliament voted by a large margin to force State churches to conduct same-sex marriage ceremonies inside their sanctuaries.
The vote was called historic by Denmark's church minister, Manu Sareen. "I think it's very important to give all members of the church the possibility to get married. Today, it's only heterosexual couples," she added.
The law goes into effect June 15.
The Danish parliament voted by an 85-24 margin to force churches to carry out "same-sex" marriages identical to heterosexual marriages. Under the new law, officials may opt out from performing "same-sex" weddings based on theological reasons. However, they must arrange a replacement.
The passage of the law has pro-family activists warning their constituents of the homosexual agenda that is threatening the fundamental freedoms of religious believers across the West.
In 1989, Denmark was the first country in the world to offer civil unions for gay couples.