Swedish PM wants to get rid of all church ministers who don’t want to conduct same-sex weddings

Jul 5, 2017

Swedish church ministers have been told they cannot “refuse to marry same-sex couples”.

The country’s Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, made the comments during a recent wide-ranging interview.

Marriage was redefined in the country in 2009.

The Church of Sweden’s official stance is that “no priest should be obliged to officiate at the wedding of a same-sex couple.”

But motions do state that the Church offers both heterosexual and same-sex marriage ceremonies.

The interview is available to read here.