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The Constitutional Act of Denmark guarantees freedom of religion in Denmark.
Article 67 of the Constitution protects freedom of religion. This means that citizens have the right to form religious communities and practice their religion within the limits of morality and public order.
Freedom of religion means, among other things, that a religious community does not have to be authorised by the state. Religious communities can therefore exist without government authorisation.
If a religious community wishes to perform marriages that are legally binding, the religious community has to be authorised by the Ministry for Ecclesiastical Affairs.
Marriage legislation stipulates that a religious worker in a recognised and authorised religious community can obtain an authorisation to perform marriages and can perform marriages that are legally binding. So here, the religious community has to be authorised or recognised.