Every country where same-sex marriage is legal
The first same-sex marriages in England and Wales were performed on this day in 2014
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Indeed, of the planet’s 195 countries, not even 30 have legalized same-sex marriage yet. By contrast, same-sex sexual activity is illegal in over 70 countries across the globe.
Still, the world has undoubtedly come a long way since the Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage, this in 2000.
Canada became the first North American country to do so (in 2005); South Africa the first, and still only, in Africa (2006); Norway was the first Scandinavian country (2009); Argentina the first in Latin America (2010); New Zealand the first Asia-Pacific country (2013); and in May 2019, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage.
Add to this more than 20 other examples, all with their own intricacies, from court rulings to parliamentary votes.
To find out more, click through the following gallery and discover all the countries where same-sex marriage is legal.
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