Over 50,000 Finnish Citizens Petition Parliament To Consider Marriage Equality

Earlier this month, a Parliamentary committee in Finland killed a same-sex marriage bill, but the nation’s citizens are not satisfied with its quick defeat. They launched a campaign through the country’s civic proposal website, and within one day, they had already collected the 50,000 signatures necessary to force Parliament to take action on the legislation. As a result, the full Parliament will now have to consider marriage equality.

Finland is the only Nordic country that does not already offer same-sex marriage — Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden all already provide it.