One of the more notable people to register a relationship was former Finance Minister Per-Kristian Foss.But when is about the church things are different, considering fact that the Bible defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Around 74% of Norwegians are members of the Lutheran Church, according to national statistics. Now, 88 of the 115 delegates backed the decision at the annual conference of the Norwegian Lutheran Church in Trondheim. “Finally, we can celebrate love, independently of whom one falls in love with,” said Gard Sandaker-Nilsen, leader of the Open Public Church movement. Five different polls conducted by Gallup Europe, Sentio, Synovate MMI, Norstat and YouGov in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013 concluded that 61%, 63%, 66%, 58%, 70% and 78%, respectively, of the Norwegian population support gender-neutral marriage laws.