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September 24, 2005 permalink
In Sweden the Feminist Initiative, a political party founded by Tiina Rosenberg, wants to abolish marriage.
Party aims to ban marriage
A new political party in Sweden says it will abolish marriage if it gets into power.
The Feminist Initiative, which expects more than 20% of the vote in next year's election, claims marriage "is not about love, but about ownership".
FI founder Tiina Rosenberg, said: "Instead of marriage we want to promote a co-habitation law that ignores gender and allows more than two people in a partnership."
But she said in allowing relationships to involve more than two people, the FI did not want Sweden to fall back into a "patriarchal structure" with one man having a harem of women.
"A man who lives with eight women in a patriarchal structure, where the man decides and the women obey is not what we are aiming for," said Rosenberg.
And in order to encourage men to vote for them as well, the party's all-female board is also calling for the introduction of a six-hour working day.