Norway: Bishops to allow gay church weddings

The Bishops’ Conference (Kirkemøtet) of the Church of Norway (Den Norske Kirke) approved new marriage ceremony rules that will allow homosexuals to be married within the church. 

As part of the church officials' historic decision, bishops and other church officials were granted the right to refuse to officiate homosexual marriages. However, gay couples are ensured the right of being married in their local church even if the officials decline to carry out the service. Read more via the Local