The country's parliament voted through the new law on same-sex marriage by a large majority, making it mandatory for all churches to conduct gay marriages. Today, it's only heterosexual couples. Under the law, individual priests can refuse to carry out the ceremony, but the local bishop must arrange a replacement for their church.
We don't believe that being gay should have to define your choice of holiday destination. But if it does that's great news for us! We don't have to tell you that there ought to be equal rights for all no matter who you love, yet this obvious human right is still something that needs to be fought for in many areas of the world.
Jane says, Don't leave Copenhagen without going inside the beautiful Glyptoteket museum: Worth a visit even if you're not interested in antiquities. There's no doubt that Copenhagen is a great city for gay culture, with a long-standing reputation for openness and tolerance and a wide selection of gay-friendly clubs and bars that runs from old-fashioned bars with regular drag shows and lively high-energy nightclubs with an open door policy to men-only leather bars. Another veteran of the gay scene, downtown Cosy Bar is a great place to meet locals. For an unusual night out, check out Jailhouse Copenhagen : This bar and restaurant is cheekily kitted out like a jail cell, complete with prison guards behind the bar.
The rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender persons in Denmark are some of the most extensive in the world. Same-sex sexual activity was legalized inand sincethe age of consent has been 15, regardless of sexual orientation or gender. On 7 Junethe law was replaced by a new same-sex marriage lawwhich came into effect on 15 June and Denmark recognizes same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
Alvin Tuling, 37, has always been reserved and shy. He admits he is not as openly gay as some of his friends are. Tuling comes from the Philippines, a country populated mostly by Catholics.
That I, a trans man, was chosen to represent my country in this contest that celebrates men, is a great honor. I will do my best to make everyone proud. I was very moved by that.
Denmark has a population of 5. Copenhagen is considered to be one of the most livable cities in the world — and therefore unfortunately also one of the most expensive by now —, not least because of its numerous green areas, an unpolluted harbor, where you can even go for a swim, and the lovely architecture. Thus, there remained enough space for green areas and local recreation areas between the fingers.
Michael Sinan is a year-old philologist, specializing in Pashto, Urdu, and Persian. But he believes that the moment has arrived to come forward and assert the compatibility of homosexuality and Islam. According to Sinan, Muslims have to adapt to the 21st century and, like Christians, abandon prejudices that are based on interpretations of ancient sacred texts. HuffPost Spain: Why did you compete in a gay beauty pageant?