Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Greenland are very similar to those in Denmark. Same-sex sexual activity is legal, with an equal age of consent, and there are broad anti-discrimination laws. Furthermore, same-sex couples have access to registered partnerships, which provide them with nearly all of the rights provided to married opposite-sex couples. Nonetheless, same-sex couples cannot marry or jointly adopt.
In 1979, Denmark granted Greenland autonomy under the Home Rule Act, although it still influences the island's culture and politics.
As of 2014, a law is proposed that would extend the Danish 2012 same-sex marriage law to Greenland, in order to allow same-sex couples to marry in (state) church. It was originally proposed to go into effect on 1 July 2014, but discussions of the proposal were rescheduled for the autumn of 2014. Bishop Sofie Petersen is in favour of gay marriage.
There is no law on joint adoption. However, there is not only a chance at step-adoption, lesbians are also granted more parental rights than gay men, as a law regarding IVF for female couples was legalized in 2006.