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Church: "There’s a loophole"
Formally, the Church has stuck to its position that marriage is just an union that is sacred a guy and a lady.
"The church’s position is it has happened in practice, " Tuomo Pesonen, a spokesman for Finland’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, told Yle News that it does not accept same-sex marriage, but.
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"It’s a messy situation, " stated Jyri Komulainen, General Secretary associated with the Bishop’s Conference.
A organ that is decentralised Finland's state church is divided in to nine dioceses. Church spokesman Pesonen stated that while many among these systems never have reacted to priests doing same-sex weddings, other people have actually admonished priests.
Pesonen stated no clerics have now been straight disrobed for doing a same-sex wedding. But, two priests have been admonished by their bishops for marrying a gay few took the problem towards the Supreme Administrative Court, that has yet to issue a choice.