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Greenland Unanimously Votes For Same-Sex Marriage

Greenland Unanimously Votes For Same-Sex Marriage

Greenland Marriage

Equality arrives in the land of ice and snow

Hot on the heels of Ireland's historic vote, Greenland has become the latest country in the world to legalize marriage equality.

An autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, Greenland's parliament voted 27:0 in favor of extending marriage and adoption rights to LGBT couples.

In 1989, Denmark became the first nation in the world to recognize same-sex unions, in the form of "registered partnerships." Greenland also adopted the Danish civil union law in 1996, but didn't follow suit when Denmark legalized same-sex marriage in 2012.

Same-sex marriages in Greenland are set to begin in October, so you will soon be able to get hitched beneath the northern lights in this arctic wonderland with a population of only 57,000. Talk about atmosphere!

(H/T Gay Star News)

Photo: Greenland Travel

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