Two thirds of Faroe Island residents support gay marriage

A new poll has found that around two-thirds of residents of the Faroe Islands support same-sex marriage. The Islands – an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark – maintain control over their own marriage laws.

The recent Gallup poll interviewed 600 people on their views towards same-sex marriage. 61% of respondents say they support same-sex marriage, while 32% of respondents say they are against. The rest say that they don’t know.

Denmark legalised same-sex marriage in 2012, but the law does not apply to the Faroe Islands, where same-sex relationships are not recognised.

A bill that would have extended Denmark’s equal marriage law to the Islands was voted down in March this year, by a vote of 20-11.

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