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.
In 1979, Denmark granted Greenland autonomy under the Home Rule Act, although it still influences the island's culture and politics.
Denmark's marriage law, as supported by the government of Greenland, was postponed in 2014 because of early parliamentary elections held in November 2014. A bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Greenland had its first reading on 25 March 2015 and was approved unanimously on a second reading held on 26 May 2015. The law will come into effect on 1 October 2015. However, in order that the provisions of the royal decree to this effect would be fully implementable legislation has to be ratified by the Folketing (Denmark's national Parliament).
Greenland's Registered Partnership Law will be repealed on same day that the same-sex marriage law comes into effect.
Currently, there is 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. Joint adoption of same-sex couples will be legal on 1 October 2015.