Greenland’s Parliament has unanimously approved same-sex marriage and adoption.
MPs in the country, which has a population of 57,000, voted to adopt Danish legislation on the issue.
Denmark became the first country to allow same-sex partnerships legality in 1989, and in 2012, the parliament approved a law that allowed gay couples to be marriage in a formal church wedding ceremony.
Two MPs were absent, but none voted against the measure.
The new measure will now scrap Greenland’s domestic partnership laws, adopted from Greenland in 1996, which allowed couples to register as same-sex couples and receive nearly the same rights as married opposite-sex couples.
Going into effect on 1 October 2015, the new law also grants adoption rights to same-sex couples, say reports.
Greenland in 2008 introduced discrimination protection for gay people, and in 2010 held its first gay