Laws

GREENLAND

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Access to Children
Adoption of Children
Age of Consent
Anti-Vilification
Artifical Insemination
Assisted Reproduction
Asylum / Refugees
  Civil Unions
Custody of Children
Discrimination
Fostering Children
Harassment
Hate Crimes
HIV/Aids
  Homosexuality
Immigration
Inheritance
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
Marriage
Military
Partners
  Parenting
Property
Sodomy
Superannuation
Transgender, Transsexual
Violence
Wrongful Death

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Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

As Greenland is a self-governing province of Denmark, where the age of consent for consensual sex between same-sex couple in Denmark is reported to be 15 years, it may be reasonable to infer that the law in Greenland "inherited" or "adopted" the same age of consent.

   
Assisted Reproduction Technology
Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilisation, Surrogacy
Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

In 1996, the law in Greenland did not allow lesbians or same-sex couples access to artificial-conception services [R1.1].

R1.1 Adelaide Gay Times: "Finland Partnership Bill Introduced" 21 JUN 96

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Civil Unions, Partners: Domestic, Registered Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [MARRIAGE]
1.

National

In 1996, the law in Greenland recognised same-sex couples, granting registered partners all the rights of marriage except access to adoption, church weddings and artificial-conception services [R1.1].

R1.1 Adelaide Gay Times: "Finland Partnership Bill Introduced" 21 JUN 96
Discrimination Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

In July 2008, it was reported that a new law that made it unlawful to discriminate against homosexuals was to be introduced in Greenland [R1.1].

R1.1 PinkNews.co.uk: "Greenland to Introduce Discrimination Protection for Gays" 30 JUL 08
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [AGE OF CONSENT]
1.

National

In 1996, consensual sex between same-sex couples was lawful in Greenland [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: "Annual Report 1996 - Part II" 1996
Marriage Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [CIVIL PARTNERS)
1.

National

On 01 April 2016, the new Marriage Act came into effect allowing same-sex couple to marry (and in churches and other religious buildings). The joint adoption clause included in the new Act will go into effect on 01 July 2016. The original Bill was supposed to go into effect in October but lapsed due to parliamentary elections [R1.2].

While it was originally intended to come into effect on 1 October, it lapsed due to Denmark’s summer parliamentary elections. A second, almost-identical bill was submitted to parliament in October 2015 where it was quickly passed unanimously and received Royal Assent in early February [R1.2].

On 26 May 2015, parliament voted unanimously to adopt Danish laws legalizing gay marriage and gay adoption with effect from 01 October [R1.1].

R1.2 GayStarNews: Same-sex couples can now get married in Greenland 01 APR 16
R1.1 GayStarNews:Greenland legalizes gay marriage 27 MAY 15
Parenting, Adoption, Fostering Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

On 01 April 2016, the new Marriage Act came into effect allowing same-sex couple to marry (and in churches and other religious buildings). The joint adoption clause included in the new Act will go into effect on 01 July 2016. The original Bill was supposed to go into effect in October but lapsed due to parliamentary elections [R1.3].

On 26 May 2015, parliament voted unanimously to adopt Danish laws legalizing gay marriage and gay adoption with effect from 01 October [R1.2].

Previously:

In 1996, the law in Greenland did not allow adoption by same-sex couples [R1.1].

R1.3 GayStarNews: Same-sex couples can now get married in Greenland 01 APR 16
R1.2 GayStarNews:Greenland legalizes gay marriage 27 MAY 15
R1.1 Adelaide Gay Times: "Finland Partnership Bill Introduced" 21 JUN 96

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