Marriage Equality Comes to Greenland


EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Ever think of Greenland as a wedding destination? After today you can add it to your list.

Depending on which statistics you believe, between 2,000 and 5,000 Greenlanders are now free to marry whomever they love. JoeMyGod reports that Greenland's parliament voted unanimously Tuesday to approve same-sex marriage in the arctic nation.

"Google Translate has a bit of difficulty with Danish," JoeMyGod notes. "But our resident international expert, JMG reader Luis, advises us that Greenland's Parliament has just voted unanimously to adopt Danish laws legalizing same-sex marriage and gay adoption. "

Located in North America, Greenland, which has a population of roughly 57,000, is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Denmark since 2012, but until Tuesday it had yet to reach Greenland. While the Danish government controls Greenland's foreign affairs and defense, the country has been self-governing on domestic policy since 2009.