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Of course with these weddings, expenses can quickly add up so some people chose to have a small civil ceremony instead.For couples with children, it is common for their kids to participate in the wedding as it's truly a family affair.The new legislation amended the definition of civil marriage to make it gender-neutral.Norway's upper legislative chamber (Lagtinget) passed the bill in a 23–17 vote.In the past most Norwegian couples only had one or two children, but this is slowly changing as couples tend to have any number of kids today and the population is actually on a slow incline due to this (although immigration is making that rise in population grow a bit more quickly).Norway, like most of Scandinavia, is very liberal in regards to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights.The first parliamentary hearing, including the vote, was held on 11 June 2008 approving by 84 votes to 41 a bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry.This came after the Norwegian Government proposed a marriage law on 14 March 2008, that would give lesbian and gay couples the same rights as heterosexuals, including religious weddings (if the church so chooses), adoption and assisted pregnancies.

This attitude towards marriage begins with relationships in Norway.

Many simply decide it's the right time to marry, while others marry for legal reasons, or to have a large party.

In fact the party is the one consistent in large Norwegian weddings as these generally go well into the next morning.

In 1991, unregistered same-sex cohabitation was recognized by the Government for the granting of limited rights, such as being considered as next of kin for medical decisions, and in the event of wrongful death of one partner the other partner was entitled to compensation.

Full adoption rights were granted to same-sex couples in 2009.

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