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Petitioning Prime Minister of Finland Jyrki Katainen and 2 others

Government of the Republic of Finland: Legalise Equal marriage - Suomen Tasavallan hallitukselle: laillistakaa samaa sukupuolta olevien avioliitot

Ignoring the nonsensical myths surrounding homosexuality, there will be benefits to legalising same-sex marriage for gays and lesbians to businesses, politicians as well as bringing families even closer together for joyous special days.

Wedding businesses will flourish from catering for the needs of same-sex couples, there will be a massive demand for florists to provide flowers for weddings as well as wedding venues raking in more profits if same-sex marriage is legalised. In short, legalisation of same-sex marriage will help local and national businesses boost their profits as they will get more customers coming to them for wedding-related services. This will mean they pay more to the government and bring up the economy effectively without the need for cutting jobs in order to save money.

Civil Partnerships are already allowed in Finland, but a "civil partnership" is not a marriage. It is second-class treatment for people who are treated as second-class citizens. If the country of Finland really cares about equality, then they will consider giving equal treatment to ALL Finns and others living in the country.

Religious organisations will not even need to worry about legalisation of same-sex marriages, because marriage is not limited to churches. People can get married at the beach, out at sea, at a hotel or any wedding venues.

It's not "special treatment" if gays and lesbians are asking for what straight people have always gotten. Allowing LGBTs equal marriage is fairness, hence the term 'equal marriage.'

To achieve full equality and full human rights in Finland, I believe that the government should allow Finns to decide and vote if same-sex marriage should be legal or not in a democratic manner. Also, the members of the Finnish parliament should be allowed to have a conscious vote instead of voting on behalf of the political party leaders decisions.

Letter to
Prime Minister of Finland Jyrki Katainen
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Paula Risikko
Greens Minister (the Green Party) Ville Niinistö
We, the people from worldwide, have petitioned for the government of the Republic of Finland to legalise same-sex/equal marriage for Gays and Lesbians.

They already have the option to have Civil Partnerships, but this is not officially a "marriage" as it is simply just a title describing a gay/lesbian couple who are recognised legally by the government as being in a committed relationship. But because this is given only to gays and lesbians to avoid allowing them being able to marry, this is what some people would call "second-class treatment of gays and lesbians". Civil partnership is simply second-class treatment given to same-sex couples who are seen as "second-class citizens" despite them making just as much tax contribution to society as heterosexual couples do.

Legalising same-sex marriage will improve the look of the country of Finland and bring about more money to the local and national businesses who cater for newlywed couples and boost their businesses such as hotels and other places where couples may get married at.

Finland is already respected worldwide by equality-seekers, especially when it is considered how many women are in politics in Finland compared to other countries where parliaments are male-dominated.

Please allow the people of Finland to vote in a referendum on whether same-sex marriage should be legal or not, because it is the choice of the people, of whom most are heterosexuals who wish for their homosexual counterparts to be granted as much rights and privileges as they have.

Thank you for your time.