Thursday, May 29, 2014

Luxembourg Closer to Legalize Equal Marriage and Adoption

Luxembourg moved one step closer today to legalizing gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples.

The tiny European country's parliament has passed a bill which is expected to be voted before summer. The vote will also come at a time when the country has an openly gay Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, and Deputy Prime Minister, Etienne Schneider, serving at the same time.

A survey conducted last year revealed 83% of people in Luxembourg support same-sex marriage.

If passed, Luxembourg will be the 11th European country to recognize same-sex marriage following Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Prime Minister Bettel with Gran Duke of Luxembourg

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