- May 27, 2015
Post submitted by Ashley Fowler, former HRC Global Coordinator
Yesterday, the parliament of Greenland unanimously voted in favor of marriage equality. Out of 31 total votes, 27 voted in favor of same-sex marriage, with two abstaining and none voting against.
Greenland, an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, adopted Denmark’s civil union law in 1996. However, it has taken them three years to adopt marriage equality, which passed in Denmark in 2012.
This new law will take effect on October 1, 2015.
Momentum for marriage equality continues to build, as just last week Ireland became the first nation in the world to pass marriage equality through a national referendum.