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List of countries where same-sex marriage is legal

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List of countries where same-sex marriage is legal

early 2 dozen nations currently have laws allowing same-sex marriage, predominantly in the Americas and Europe (if you count the United Kingdon, where it is legal everywhere except Northern Ireland) — the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide.

In Mexico, same-sex couples have the freedom to marry in 3 jurisdictions of 31 states (Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Quintana Roo) and the Federal District. Statista has compiled a map of countries around the world which currently allow gay marriage.

Countries where gay marriage is legal nationwide year legalized

Countries where gay marriage is legal

1 The Netherlands: April 1, 2001
2. Belgium: June 1, 2003

3. Spain: July 3, 2005
4. Canada: July 20, 2005

5. South Africa: November 30, 2006

6. Norway: January 1, 2009
7. Sweden: May 1, 2009

8. Portugal: June 5, 2010
9. Iceland: June 27, 2010
10. Argentina: July 22, 2010

11. Denmark: June 15,2012

12. Brazil: May 14, 2013
13. France: May 29, 2013
14. Uruguay: August 5, 2013
15. New Zealand: August 19, 2013
16. United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland) 2013
17. French Guiana: 2013

18. Luxembourg: June 18, 2014
19. Finland: November 28, 2014 (Note: Gay marriage will become legal in Finland from 2017 through a bill passed this year.)
12. Ireland: May 23, 2015
21. The United States (2015)
22. Greenland, an autonomous territory of Denmark (2015)

Countries Where Gay Marriage is Legal in Some Jurisdictions

Mexico: Same-sex couples have the freedom to marry in 3 jurisdictions of Mexico’s 31 states (Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Quintana Roo) and the Federal District.

Countries Taking Steps Toward Marriage

1. Australia – Right now, The Australian Government does not recognise same-sex marriages entered into overseas, nor allow same-sex marriages to be performed within Australia.
2. Colombia
3. Slovenia – On March 3, 2015, Parliament in Slovenia approved a bill to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples, by a vote of 51 to 28.

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