Gay and Lesbian Marriage Begins in Greenland

Sisimiut, Greenland

Sisimiut, Greenland

Greenland officially began marrying same-sex couples on April 1. Despite being administratively part of Denmark, Greenland has its own parliament who unanimously adopted (27-0) Denmark’s matrimonial laws. It took the country nearly two years to finally approve the bill and get it signed by the island’s prime minister.


Nivi Olsen, the minister of the Chuch in Greenland, wrote in a statement: “We have long waited for this day. To have the opportunity to enter into marriage means a lot to many couples regardless of the gender of one’s partner. I am therefore pleased that a united Parliament adopted in 2010, finally made it a reality.”

We were lucky enough to experience the stunning beauty, welcoming people, and unique culture of Greenland aboard Hurtigruten’s M/S Fram

You can read about that experience here. 


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