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In what could be a prophetic sign for the church at large, Denmark's parliament is forcing its will on the church.
A new law there now mandates that churches in the nation conduct gay marriages instead of short ceremonial blessings that some pastors have been performing up until now.
The new law does have one saving grace. Clergy can refuse to officiate the actual ceremony. Nevertheless, that bishop, pastor or priest is charged with arranging a replacement venue for the service.
Denmark has sanctioned gay civil unions since 1989. The nation legalized gay marriage in 2012.
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