Sweden has extremely liberal laws dealing with a variety of human rights, but a proviso in the proposed law that would allow gay marriages would also allow civil or religious figures to opt out of performing the ceremony if it violates their personal beliefs. A Swedish political party is proposing that pastors must perform a gay marriage. There is strong feeling among all Swedish political parties that their nation must have a gender neutral laws dealing with marriage.
All political parties in Sweden agree on the basic principle of gay marriage, now they must hammer out the exact meaning of the proposed law. An interesting question is whether the law should permit pastors and officials to opt out of the ceremony.