Swedish Prime Minister: "Priests Should Perform Same-Sex Marriages
Date of incident: June 24, 2017
Category: Government Restrictions / Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Governmental / Workplace
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has suggested that all Church of Sweden priests be compelled to perform gay marriages, or "do something else." Currently the Swedish church holds the position that “no priest should be obliged to officiate at the wedding of a same-sex couple.” Löfven said priests who are unable to bless gay marriage are in the wrong vocation and that the Social Democrats are working to ensure that priests "will consecrate everyone."