• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (5-year deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Greenland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1933)
Legal
Danish Penal Code of April 1930 gained effect on this date, legalizing homosexual activity.
Sources:
"Penalties Under the Danish Penal Code of 1930." Denmark.
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Same-sex marriage in Greenland

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Current status
(since May 27, 2015)
Legal
Parliament unanimously approved same sex marriage
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Apr 26, 1996–May 27, 2015
Civil unions
Recognized Denmark's registered partnership law on this date.
Sources:
Yuval Merin, "Equality for same-sex couples." University of Chicago Press, 2002.
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Right to change legal gender in Greenland

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Current status
(since Sep 1, 2014)
Illegal
No law exist.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Greenland

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Current status
(since May 27, 2015)
Legal
Greenland parliament unanimously approves same sex marriage
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Jul 1, 2009–May 27, 2015
Step-child adoption only
Joint adoption not legal at this time, only adoption of one partners existing children.
Sources:
Odd Couples: A History of Gay Marriage in Scandinavia
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LGBT discrimination in Greenland

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Current status
Illegal
Sources:
Under Danish law.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Greenland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1979)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Home Rule Act
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LGBT employment discrimination in Greenland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2010)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Greenland Employment Act
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Greenland

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Current status
(since 1986)
Legal
Greenland allows LGBTQ+ individuals to serve openly as per Danish law.
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Equal age of consent in Greenland

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Current status
(since 1976)
Equal
Age of consent is 15 regardless of sexual orientation; 18 for special cases between two individuals where one is in custody of the other, or who gives consent in the presence of the other's "abusing superior age or experience."
Sources:
United Nations Study on Violence against Children. August 2004. Accessed 20 Aug. 2013. www2.ohchr.org/english/bodi…
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Blood donations by MSMs in Greenland

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Current status
Banned (5-year deferral)
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Greenland

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Current status
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by Municipality

View the LGBT laws in each individual municipality of Greenland.



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