The Parliament of Greenland has today voted to approve same-sex marriage. Joe Jervis of Joe.My.God reports,
Google Translate has a bit of difficulty with Danish, 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… Greenland is an autonomous country within the kingdom of Denmark and is not a member of the United Nations. More than three times the size of Texas, Greenland has a population of about 57,000.
Box Turtle Bulletin also notes Greenland's history on same-sex marriage:
In 1996 Greenland adopted Denmark’s domestic partnership laws. However, when Denmark upgraded to marriage equality in 2012, Greenland did not go along. In February it was announced that a bill to do so would be brought this spring.
The bill which passed today also gives adoption rights and will go into effect on October 1, 2015.
UPDATE: An earlier report published here stated that same-sex adoption was also legalized. Conflicting reports have surfaced and the point cannot yet be clarified. Developing…