Sweden's Parliament voted overwhelmingly (261-22) this week to eliminate the legislative distinction between same-sex and opposite-sex relationships. Starting May 1st, same-sex couples will be permitted to marry legally, rather than enter into a registered partnership. The law does allow clergy to opt out of marrying same-sex couples if they so choose.
Since the Swedish Lutheran Church (the biggest denomination in the country) is supportive of domestic partnerships but not marriage, it seems to me that most churches will still effectively be closed to same-sex couples. But still. We can add one more entry to the growing list of nations that have embraced marriage equality.