Nearly two-thirds of Danes support a call to allow gay and lesbian couples to be married by the Church, a poll showed on March 10, 2010, according to the Worldview Weekend website.
Denmark was the world's first country to allow a civil union for homosexuals, in 1989, but its parliament is now split over a move by the center-left opposition to amend the law to allow religious weddings also.
A quarter of respondents said they would oppose the move, while 12 percent gave no opinion, according to the Capacent Research poll of 1,304 people. In a separate poll, six out of 10 bishops with the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church would agree to see gay couples make their vows in Church.
Denmark's civil partnership -- emulated across much of the Western world -- grants homosexual couples most of the same rights as heterosexuals, but gay Christians have continued to lobby for the right to a Church marriage.