Bil Browning

Greenland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Filed By Bil Browning | May 27, 2015 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: Greenland, marriage equality, same-sex marriage


Greenland, an independent country in the Kingdom of Denmark, legalized same-sex marriage yesterday with a unanimous vote. Out of 31 members of Parliament, 27 voted in favor of the legislation and two were absent; there were no opposition votes.

The new measure will now scrap Greenland's domestic partnership laws, adopted from Denmark in 1996.

The bill to make the changes to bring Greenland in line with Denmark, which legalised same-sex marriage in 2012, was announced in February.

Going into effect on 1 October 2015, the new law also grants adoption rights to same-sex couples, say reports.

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