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Gay immigrants forced into marriage

Homosexual and lesbian immigrants are at high risk of being forced into arranged marriages, according to a new Norwegian survey.

The survey will be presented to the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development on Friday, Aftenposten reports.

Stronger pressure

In some of the foreign communities in Norway today, it is unthinkable that a young man or woman is not to get married and have children.

To homosexual and lesbian immigrants the pressure to marry a person of the opposite sex is considerably stronger than the pressure Norwegian homosexuals feel.

More psychological problems

This particular group of immigrants has a high frequency of psychological problems and suicide attempts.

The Norwegian government is to consider what the consequences of the new survey will be.

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