Same-sex marriage in Sweden has been legal since 1 May , following the adoption of a new gender-neutral law on marriage by the Swedish Parliament on 1 April ,  making Sweden the seventh country in the world to open marriage to same-sex couples nationwide. Existing registered partnerships remain in force and can be converted to a marriage if the parties so desire, either through a written application or through a formal ceremony. New registered partnerships are no longer able to be entered into and marriage is now the only legally recognized form of union for couples regardless of sex. On 22 October , the governing board of the Church of Sweden , voted —62 in favour of allowing its priests to wed same-sex couples in new gender-neutral church ceremonies,  including the use of the term marriage. Registered partnership Swedish : registrerat partnerskap was legalised in Sweden in
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British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Sweden will allow gay couples to be legally married from next month. Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to recognise same-sex marriage, becoming the fifth country in Europe to do so. Sweden was one of the first countries to give gay couples legal "partnership" rights, in the mids, and allowed them to adopt children from The new law lets homosexuals wed in either a civil or religious ceremony, though individual churches can opt out.
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State level bans against same-sex marriage licenses became obsolete in June when the U. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell vs. The decision was an unprecedented step forward in the gay rights movement when the court ruled in a decision that all states must recognize same-sex marriages under federal law. It was a narrow decision, but it nonetheless forced all states to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Many states already had laws in place approving same-sex marriage, so the SCOTUS decision was something of a moot point in these jurisdictions.