About 40 Icelandic priests would like to have the authority to marry couples of the same sex. A proposal for a parliamentary amendment to martial law is to be submitted at a priest conference which began yesterday.
At the conference, held in Húsavík, northeast Iceland, issues concerning the Lutheran State Church in Iceland and the priesthood are discussed. Attendees have the right to submit proposals regarding Christian traditions and religious theory, as RÚV reports.
Today, the main topic of discussion is the position of gays and lesbians within the State Church and whether same-sex marriages should be legalized in Iceland, as it is already legal for same-sex couples to register themselves as cohabitating and enter civil unions.
The priest conference in Húsavík ends tomorrow.