Today's Picture: Church of Sweden Embraces Gay Marriage

5 months after Sweden legalizes gay marriage, its Lutheran Church sanctions gay weddings.

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

(AP Photo/Scanpix, Staffan Claesson)

Delegates of Sweden's Lutheran Church vote to allow church-sanctioned gay marriages at its annual meeting last week. Sweden legalized gay marriage five months ago. Roughly 3 in 4 Swedes are members of the Lutheran Church, which until 2000 was Sweden's state church, according to AFP.

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