Marriage equality in Denmark
Today the Danish Parliament voted in favour for gender neutral marriage legislation, and is now the 8th country in Europe with full marriage equality.
Danish same-sex couples can now marry and enjoy the same rights as married different-sex couples.
Denmark was the first country in the world to introduce registered partnership for same-sex couples on 7 June 1989 - precisely 23 years ago. Since then, 15 European countries adopted similar legislation. Now 8 countries have went further and adopted full marriage equality – The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Iceland and today Denmark.
Just as in Sweden, Norway and Iceland the Danish Parliament abolished at the same time the registered partnership, as the gender neutral marriage legislation will cover the same areas of rights as the former registered partnership legislation did.