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Gay spouses 'still being registered as partners'

TT/The Local · 27 Jul 2009, 08:12

Published: 27 Jul 2009 08:12 GMT+02:00

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The error concerns most paperwork concerning same-sex married couples, although couples ordering personal ID papers (personbevis) from the office should find they are accorded the correct status.

The Swedish Tax Agency blames the problem on the fact that the law came into effect with little warning. Officials said the necessary changes to their computer systems would not be in place until November.

Sören Juvas, chairman of gay rights group RFSL, criticised the tax office's tardiness:

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"I think it's taking too long to carry out these changes," he told Sveriges Radio.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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08:38 July 27, 2009 by Dafios
(homophobic comments deleted)
09:13 July 27, 2009 by Nemesis
Dafios, why do you care so much? Are you gay?

I really don't understand what the big deal is. So what if people are gay, straight or whatever.

If two people want to get married, let them. It means more work for divorce lawyers and they need the work.

As for the sex bit. The next time you meet two gay men, why don't you ask them, instead of leaving it to your imagination?
10:35 July 27, 2009 by Jenta
Dafios, you are clearly an ignorant bigot. You say "God! have merce upone your children" (eh?), but if you have children themselves then it is them that I feel sorry for, being brought up in an atmosphere of ignorance and discrimination. I only hope that they are able to see the world with an open mind, not through your hateful eyes.
10:45 July 27, 2009 by Paulo +fab muscular than Jonnhy

As far as I know children do not get married - why should the omnipotent divive supreme power of your superstitious creed have merce upon them?

Once again you are misguided in your assumptions about the lives of OTHER people whilst you'd rather be more concerned about your own one. No one needs you to feel shameful and pity for pleasures they(not YOU) go through.
11:08 July 27, 2009 by Inletwatcher
So, it takes seven months to change a wording in the computer system? Is it really that hard.... or are there five year olds in charge of the tax office?

To all the flamers and haters, how will a homosexual marriage bother or involve your heterosexual union? What difference will it make, really?

Seven months.. let me take seven months to answer their letters or what-not and see how far that flies. Umm my computer...errr um...

14:25 July 27, 2009 by Luckystrike
That's typical, deflect and avoid, in this case delete any opposing argument against the holy union of gay couples, and call it homophobic.
14:39 July 27, 2009 by Jenta
Uh, Luckystrike - did you actually read the comments Dafios made in his three hateful rants?
14:40 July 27, 2009 by Paulo +fab muscular than Jonnhy
In this instance it was homophobic no matter how painful it is to realise they're the same folks who spew hatre and intolerance and depict themselves as something else - why it is so hard to admit it? However, the fact that is is an opposing argument is just merely a detail.
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