A new poll by the Norwegian newspaper, Vart Land, discovered an overwhelming majority of Norwegians support the proposed law that would allow gay marriage to become legal in their nation. Of those surveyed, 58% expressed support for the new Marriage Act and 31% were opposed. The remainder either were uncertain or had no opinion. Gay activist leader, Jon Reidar Oyan, said: “We in the LLH(Norwegian National Association of Lesbian and Gay Liberation) are very happy such a large majority of the population wish to put an end to the discrimination of homosexuals and our children.”
Strongest support for the measure came from left wing voters while, not surprisingly, the greatest opposition stemmed from more conservative ones. The new act will most probably take effect some time later this year.