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01/10/1989 Denmark introduces the world's first legal same-sex partnerships


Same sex marriages set to get the go ahead in Denmark

Registered partnerships in Denmark were created by a law which was passed on 7 June 1989 and came into force on 1 October 1989. It was the first such law in the world. Registered partnerships had almost all the same qualities as marriage. Divorce for registered partners followed the same rules as opposite-sex divorces.
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