After the Norway's Marriage Act made same-sex marriages legal in , twice as many persons have formalised relationships with a partner of their own gender compared to the numbers in when lesbians and gay men were first allowed to register as partners. In Norway same-sex couples have been allowed to register as legal partners since , with the same rights and duties as couples in a marriage. A registered partnership is still an option for both homosexual and heterosexual couples, but many gays and lesbians now prefer to tie the knot as married couples. It followed the marital and partnership status of couples up to Back in gay men dominated with the majority of formalised same-sex partnerships in Norway. Last year, six out of ten same-sex marriages were among women. The ranks of registered male couples have remained fairly stable, while the number of registered lesbian couples has increased. The same tendency has been seen in Sweden and Denmark. Nearly 1, persons of the same sex in Norway wed from when the Marriage Act was amended until After the revised Marriage Act came into effect there have been about gay and lesbian marriages per year, as compared to an average of formalised same-sex partnerships entered per year from to
Norwegians worry about gay and lesbian parenthood
The Norwegian Gender-Neutral Marriage Law
View research View latest news Sign up for updates. In Norway, a gender-neutral Marriage Law that secured equal marriage and parenting rights for lesbian, gay and heterosexual couples took effect in January The aim of the current study was to explore Norwegian beliefs about equal marriage and parenting rights for lesbian, gay and heterosexual couples and the welfare of children with lesbian and gay parents.
Gay Muslims keep religion and sexuality separate
Same-sex marriage in Norway has been legal since 1 January , when a gender-neutral marriage bill was enacted after being passed by the Norwegian Parliament in June Previously, from to , Norway allowed same-sex couples to enter registered partnerships. Norway was the second country in the world to provide some form of recognition to same-sex couples, behind Denmark. Registered partnerships were granted virtually all the protections, responsibilities and benefits of marriage , including arrangements for the breakdown of the relationship. In June , however, the Norwegian Parliament approved a bill allowing registered partners to adopt their partner's children. One of the more notable people to register a relationship was former Finance Minister Per-Kristian Foss. Since , couples who have registered their relationships may retain their status as registered partners or "upgrade" to a marriage since the new marriage law has taken effect. However, no new registered partnerships may be created. From to , 1, partnerships between men and 1, partnerships between women were registered in Norway. A bill was proposed on 18 November by two MPs from the Socialist Left Party to abolish the existing registered partnership law, and make the marriage law gender-neutral.
A proper marriage is not that straight forward when one or more party is a non-Norwegian citizen. Have a look here for starters: skatteetaten. The "easiest" way would be a Civil Marriage at the courthouse or local council building. If you got all your papers in order you can also apply to get married in a church prices differ greatly, but expect to pay extra as non-members of the congregation. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity.