The Grand Committee of the Parliament on Wednesday approved a proposal to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples by a 17-8 vote. “This means that the decision of the session hall remains valid,” explained Riitta Myller (SDP), the chairperson of the Grand Committee. She described the debate that preceded the vote as positive and constructive.
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Grand Committee votes for equal marriage rights
One of the most vocal proponents of equal marriage rights on the Grand Committee, Lasse Männistö (NCP), expressed his delight with both the contents of the proposal and the progress made on the issue.