Denmark approves same-sex marriage in the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands became the final Nordic country to recognise marriage equality and legalise same-sex marriage. The islands, regarded as a territory of Denmark, had authorized same-sex marriage the previous year itself but required a change in law for its legislation from the government of Denmark in order for it to be put into practice. The Danish Parliament approved the legislation to allow for the islands’ rule, in a vote approval of 108-0.

The Faroese legislation did not include religious weddings as they feared that the Christian population might oppose the measure for legalising same-sex marriage.