Law Amending The Law On The Membership Of The Church, Ecclesiastical Control And Sognebånds Solution (Priests Right Not To Consecrate Two Persons Of The Same Sex, Etc.)

Original Language Title: Lov om ændring af lov om medlemskab af folkekirken, kirkelig betjening og sognebåndsløsning(Præsters ret til at undlade at vie to personer af samme køn m.v.)

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Law amending the law on the membership of the Church, ecclesiastical control and sognebånds solution

(Priests right not to consecrate two persons of the same sex, etc.)

WE, MARGRETHE the SECOND, by the grace of God Queen of Denmark, do indeed:

The Danish Parliament has adopted and we know Our consent confirmed the following law:

§ 1

In law for membership of the people's Church, ecclesiastical control and sognebånds solution, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 572 of 17. June 2009, is amended as follows: 1. Pursuant to section 7 shall be inserted: ' article 7 (a). A priest may choose not to consecrate two persons of the same sex.

(2). A priest may choose not to inform Church blessing of a marriage between two persons of the same sex. '

§ 2 the law shall enter into force on the 15. June 2012.

§ 3 the law does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Given at Amalienborg, the 12. June 2012 Under Our Royal hand and Seal MARGRETHE r./Manu Sareen