A pair of Russian newlyweds have become the first same-sex couple to have their marriage recognised in their home country, after finding an apparent legal loophole.
The Danish Supreme Court gave their judgement Thursday in the case with the State for the introduction of church weddings of same-sex couples.
Faroe Islands is self-governing country within the Danish Realm since 1948 and on Friday they said yes to same-sex marriage.
The U.S. ambassador to Denmark has married his partner in the Scandinavian country that became the first nation to allow gay couples to formalise their unions in 1989.
Same-sex couples will be able to be married in Danish churches as soon as June 15 while those in civil partnerships will automatically be granted the status as 'married'.