A voice for newcomers in Sweden

Swedish vicar to make history with first gay church marriage in Spain

Father Gunnar Sjöberg will conduct the first church wedding for two men in Spain. Photo by Magnus Aronson.

Published: 24.May.2018 12:00 hrs

A Swedish vicar is about to become the first priest in Spain to conduct a gay wedding.

On Saturday Gunnar Sjöberg, a Swedish vicar, will marry two men in a wedding ceremony on the beach in Torrevieja and make Spanish history.

For although same sex unions have been accepted by law in Spain since 2005 and tens of thousands have been conducted in town halls since then, it will be the first time that a wedding will have been conducted by a man of the cloth.

Read full article on The Local

More Stories

Anas Awad with his "Swedish family" told his story to The Local Voices

Sharing the best of The Local Voices

We told a lot of great stories in 2016. Did you get to read and share them all? READ
In only 25 minutes you can make yourself this delicious prawn sandwich, called 'räksmörgås'. Food writer John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe. READ
A Swedish social entrepreneur has launched a new rival to Sweden’s political festival Almedalen in Rosengård, a district of Malmö that for some is synonymous with segregation, unemployment, shootings and riots. READ
Sweden's indigenous Sami reindeer herders have called for urgent economic support to counter the effects of the unusually warm summer this year, as well as long-term measures to mitigate climate change. READ
Photo: Erik Gerhardsson

'History will record how everyone reacted to the Syrian tragedy'

Erik, a 21-year-old Swedish volunteer, reflects on his experience helping refugees in Sweden and abroad. READ
Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M has pulled a set of pictures advertising breastfeeding bras after an uproar from campaigners. READ
There’s still time to throw a few ‘varmkorv’ sausages on the grill before the long winter nights draw in. Check what applies in your area. READ
Election season is underway, with the first votes cast on Thursday. READ
Sweden's Left Party on Thursday called for free menstrual hygiene products for all girls and women under 20 years old. READ

This Iranian teaches Swedish online to 10,000 followers

"I’m exporting Swedish to my homeland." READ