Norway already has a “partnership law” that allows homosexuals to form legal domestic partnerships. It now appears gays and leslbians will be allowed in Norway to marry since a majority in parliament is expected to pass such legislation. Anniken Huitfeldt, minister in charge of children and family issues, termed the proposed law “an historic step towards equality.” As she points out, the new law can only strengthen the institution of marriage.
It always amazes me how opponents of gay marriage claim it weakens the institution of marriage. If more people get married, isn’t that what pro-marriage people desire?