Finland’s Parliament discussed a bid to block equal marriage, after a string of citizen’s initiatives on the issue. In November 2014, the Finnish Parliament passed a citizens’ initiative on gender-neutral marriage by a tight vote of 105-92, after a number of previous defeats. The country’s President Sauli Niinistö signed marriage legislation into law a few months later, paving the way for weddings to begin on March 1 2017. But the law, which came about as a result of a public Citizen’s Initiative petition signed by over 167,000 voters, is now under threat from a rival initiative signed by opponents of same-sex marriage.
September 12 / Pink News