Ten Percent Of Population March For LGBTI Equality In The Faroe Islands

Police in the Faroe Islands estimate than 10 percent of the population took part in an LGBT equality march on July 27th.

Police in the Faroe Islands estimate than 10 percent of the population took part in an LGBT equality march on July 27th.

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Police in the Faroe Islands estimate than 10 percent of the population took part in an LGBT equality march on July 27th, reports Gay Star News.

Of the island’s 50,000 people, it is thought that 5,000 took part in Sunday’s march.

A bill providing for same-sex marriage was defeated in March even though polls have shown that public support is as high as 68%.  

The Faroe Islands, an autonomous country and a dependency of Denmark, is the only Nordic country other than Finland that does not allow same-sex marriage.