25 Years Ago: A Look Back at Denmark Becoming the First Country to Legally Recognize Gay Couples – VIDEO


This week marks the 25th anniversary of Denmark becoming the first country in the world to legally recognize same-sex civil unions. 

Ivan Larsen and Ove Carlsen were one of the first couples to register their union in Denmark and recently spoke with BBC about taking part in the historic 1989 moment. 

For many of us today, the idea of legal recognition for gay relationships is almost blasé  - so it's interesting seeing how alien the subject matter seemed to reporters back then. 

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP