Finland: Over 50,000 petition for marriage equality

Pride in Helsinki, Finland

Pride in Helsinki, Finland

BY ZACK FORD
Think Progress

Earlier this month, a Parliamentary committee in Finland killed a same-sex marriage bill, but the nation’s citizens are not satisfied with its quick defeat. They launched a campaign through the country’s civic proposal website, and within one day, they had already collected the 50,000 signatures necessary to force Parliament to take action on the legislation. As a result, the full Parliament will now have to consider marriage equality.

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