A Northern Jutland daughter was stunned but had to accept a decision by a Lutheran vicar in North Jutland, who refused to bury her 74-year-old mother because she had lived in a lesbian relationship.
“I thought – can this really be possible that we have to be ashamed? I looked at my mother’s partner and she was silent. I was upset for her. What a terrible situation to put her in,” Kirsten Østergaard told DR1.
The mother’s partner was 80 years old and the couple had lived in a registered partnership for some 20 years.
The Aalborg diocese vicar has since – following a family complaint to the diocesan dean - regretted his decision.