The Estonian parliament passed amendments allowing same-sex couples to marry, local publication ERR.ee reported.
Fifty-five deputies voted for the bill, 34 voted against it, and one abstained.
Homosexual partners will also be allowed to adopt children with the consent of the second biological parent. The option to enter into a cohabitation agreement, which was enshrined in Estonian law in 2016, also remains in force.
The same-sex marriage law will enter into force on 1 January 2024.
Estonia was the first country in the former Soviet Union to legalize same-sex marriage.
Meanwhile, in Russia, distribution of positive information on homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgenderism has been prohibited since December 2022. Penalties of up to 400 thousand rubles for citizens and up to five million rubles for organizations are stipulated for this.