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. If approved, it would go into effect on 1 July 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.