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Certain branches of the current federal administration have recognized the marital status of foreign gay couples and issued executive orders extending full equality to gay and lesbian employees, and titles of landownership to same-sex couples.
The introduction of same-sex marriage also called marriage equality has varied by jurisdiction, and came about through legislative change to marriage lawcourt rulings based on constitutional guarantees of equality, recognition that it is allowed by existing marriage law,  or by direct popular vote via referendums and initiatives. On 25 MayDenmark wrote history as the first country to make it legal to be in a registered partnership with one of the same sex.