Faroe Islands, a self-governing archipelago part of Denmark, has passed same-sex marriage. What a victory! Know that LGBTI community world-wide is sending love and congratulations your way.
Comprising of 18 rocky, volcanic islands between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean, it is the final Nordic country to adopt same-sex legal unions in any form.
Politicians voted 19 to 14 in favor of same-sex marriage today (29 April, 2016). That’s only five votes, but the 14 others are probably on their knees asking the Lord why it happened. LOL
Denmark legalized same-sex marriage in 2012.
THANKS TO Sonja Jógvansdóttir AND OTHERS.
The only difference between the two laws will be is that while Denmark allows same-sex couples to wed in churches, the Faroe Islands will not. Marrying in churches was left out of the law for fear the Christian parties would vote against it.
In a 2013 poll, two thirds of Faroese people said they support same-sex marriage.
This led to the first gay person elected to the Faroese parliament in 2015, Sonja Jógvansdóttir, who received the third most votes in the country.