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Finland president signs marriage equality bill, law takes effect in 2017

Friday, February 20, 2015
Finland's president has signed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in the Nordic country, but because the reform will require wide-ranging changes in other legislation, the new marriage act will not take effect until 2017. ...

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Finland’s parliament approves marriage equality proposal at second reading

Monday, December 15, 2014
The initiative to legalize same-sex marriage was approved 101–90 by the full session of Parliament at its second reading on December 12. ...

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Finland’s parliament supports measure aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage

Friday, November 28, 2014
HELSINKI -- Finland's parliament on Friday narrowly approved a measure granting marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. ...

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Season of Pride: LGBT people, allies celebrate Pride around the world

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in London on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies, June is a month of pride and celebration. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances, and in some cases, protests and ...

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Finnish postal service to issue ‘Tom of Finland’ gay male erotica stamps

Monday, April 14, 2014
HELSINKI, Finland — The Finnish Postal Service, Itella, is preparing to release new sets of stamps in September 2014, including “male drawings by Tom of Finland” – a deceased Finnish artist notable for his homoerotic fetish art on late twentieth ...

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Finland parliament begins debate on bill to legalize same-sex marriage

Thursday, February 20, 2014
HELSINKI, Finland -- The Finnish parliament began debate Thursday on a proposal that would legalize same-sex marriage. Should the legislation become law, Finland would become the final Nordic country to pass a law on gender-neutral marriage. ...

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Finnish Olympic swimmer comes out ahead of Sochi games

Sunday, February 2, 2014
Ari-Pekka Liukkonen
Finnish Olympic swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen has come out as gay, saying he wants to talk publicly about his sexual orientation close to the Sochi Olympic games to help raise awareness of Russia’s controversial anti-gay "propaganda" law. ...

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