Sweden allows same-sex marriage, BBC News, Thursday, 2 April 2009.
Sweden will allow gay couples to be legally married from next month.
Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to recognise same-sex marriage, becoming the fifth country in Europe to do so.
Sweden was one of the first countries to give gay couples legal "partnership" rights, in the mid-1990s, and allowed them to adopt children from 2002.
The new law lets homosexuals wed in either a civil or religious ceremony, though individual churches can opt out.