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Swedish embassies in France, Spain and Portugal permitted to wed same-sex couples.

NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-29 May 2003-Swedish embassies in France, Spain and Portugal permitted to wed same-sex couples(C)1994-2003 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

Same-sex marriages are to be allowed at the Swedish embassies in Paris, Madrid and Lisbon.

The Swedish government announced in March that it was planning to allow Swedish embassies abroad to officiate at the registration of same-sex partnerships.

Some 21 of Sweden's approximately 100 embassies are authorised to marry men and women if one member of the couple is a Swedish citizen. This authority is to be extended to homosexual marriages once it is established that a country accepts registration of homosexual partnerships.

France, Spain and Portugal have informed Sweden that they have no objection to its request.

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