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Lgbt Rights in Norway: Lgbt Rights Activists From Norway, Same-Sex Marriage in Norway, Gerd Brantenberg, Karen-Christine Friele Books LLC

Lgbt Rights in Norway: Lgbt Rights Activists From Norway, Same-Sex Marriage in Norway, Gerd Brantenberg, Karen-Christine Friele

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Published June 13th 2010
ISBN : 9781158087570
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34 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Lgbt Rights Activists From Norway, Same-Sex Marriage inMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Lgbt Rights Activists From Norway, Same-Sex Marriage in Norway, Gerd Brantenberg, Karen-Christine Friele, Torstein Trany, Torbjrn Urfjell, Majoran Vivekananthan, Jon Reidar yan, Christian Mllerop, Wenche Lowzow. Excerpt: Norway, like most of Scandinavia, is very liberal in regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights and it also became the first country in the world to enact an anti-discrimination law protecting homosexuals in certain areas. In 1972 Section 213 of the Penal Code, which prohibited sexual acts between men (but not women) was repealed. The law was last used in 1964. Following the repeal, the age of consent became equal at the same time of legalization at 16, regardless of gender and/or sexual orientation. Gender-neutral marriage has been legally provided since 1 January 2009 in Norway. A bill was proposed on 18 November 2004 by two MPs from the Socialist Left Party to abolish the existing civil union laws, and make marriage laws gender neutral. The move was withdrawn and replaced by a request that the cabinet further investigate the issue. The conservative cabinet of that time did not look into the issue. However, the second cabinet Stoltenberg announced a common, unified marriage act as part of its foundation document, the Soria Moria statement. A public hearing was opened on 16 May 2007. On 29 May 2008, the Associated Press reported that two Norwegian opposition parties came out in favour of the new bill, assuring its passage when at the 11 June vote. Prior to this, there were some disagreements with members of the current three-party governing coalition on whether the bill had enough votes to pass. The first parliamentary hearing, including the vote, was held on 11 June 2008 approving by 84 votes to 41 a ... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=7015385