The marriage and recognition of relationship rights of all same sex marriages, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender persons in Denmark are some of the most extensive in the world.
Denmark is one of the top destinations in the world for Gay weddings, and is well known for its warm, embracing and accepting attitude.
The country embraces all forms of love, and Denmark has become synonymous with acceptance and sexual orientation liberation. Gay marriage is as popular and common in Denmark as non same sex marriages. Denmark was the first country in the world to grant legal recognition of relationships in 1989, and this was replaced by the same sex marriage law on June 15th 2012 – WELL DONE DENMARK!!
Copenhagen is now recognized worldwide as one of the most Gay Friendly Cities, and has an annual Gay Pride event - Copenhagen Pride that is famous! This makes it an amazingly perfect and natural choice for a marriage to be held for any same sex couples in the LGBTQ community, especially if you are living in countries who are not as progressive and accepting to marry and same sex weddings. You will no longer be asked to provide Marital Status documents, nor birth certificates (in most situations), nor evidence of being registered as living together as it is accepted in countries where Same Sex marriages are not legal this is not only difficult, traumatizing but potentially life threatening. People from all over the world fly in to Denmark to have a Civil Ceremony – everyone is welcome, no one is judged, and all are accepted and celebrated.
The vibe is incredible, and whether you want City – and Copenhagen is INCREDIBLE, or whether you want something more low key with a Danish Island wedding, or simple understated registry office, all the whistles and bells, or a simple low key elopement, Denmark does not disappoint as one of the most accepting, easiest, cheapest, fastest places to marry in Europe or Worldwide. Especially if you are an LGBTQ student studying abroad, its one of the most LGBTQ friendly destinations in the world!
For some fun and inspirational ideas please take a look at our Same Sex wedding Pinterest Board, showing us that gay, straight it doesn't matter there are some wonderful ideas welcomed in Denmark!
If you are looking at Weddings Abroad, or how to get married abroad there are many good Agencies and help resources out there, as although it is easy and fast, the new Danish Government Marriage office (Familierethuset) can be a little tricky to navigate if you are an individual. Try www.marryabroadsimply.com
The Marriage certificates issued in Denmark are Legally recognized worldwide as a Legal marriage or Civil Partnership, and you receive 2 copies straight after your wedding – They are International Marriage Certificates, and are in English, Danish, Spanish, French & German.
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