Northern Ireland and every other country where same-sex marriage is legal

Northern Ireland has just legalized same-sex marriage

Stars Insider

22/10/19 | StarsInsider


As of October 22, 2019, same-sex marriage is legal in Northern Ireland. The first same-sex weddings in the country are now due to take place on Valentine's Day 2020.

Indeed, of the planet’s 195 countries, not even 40 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, just this past May, 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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