Subscriber Account active since. Free subscriber-exclusive audiobook! Get it now on Libro. People fighting for same-sex marriage rights around the world have seen global support increase in recent years. Australia, Malta, and Germany legalized same-sex marriage in , and Taiwan made history in , becoming the first government in Asia to welcome legislation on marriage equality.
Same-sex marriage in the United States
Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States : The Two-Way : NPR
Bill Chappell. Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D. S Supreme Court handed down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. States cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions, the Supreme Court says in a ruling that for months has been the focus of speculation. The decision was Justice Anthony Kennedy, seen as a pivotal swing vote in the case, wrote the majority opinion.
Same-Sex Marriage Around the World
About Follow Donate. A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, 30 countries and territories have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not. Below is a list of countries that have legalized the practice, with the most recent countries to do so shown first.
Same-sex marriage , also known as gay marriage , is the marriage of two people of the same sex or gender , entered into in a civil or religious ceremony. There are records of same-sex marriage dating back to the first century. In the modern era, the first same-sex marriage law took effect in the Netherlands on 1 April Today, same-sex marriage is legally performed and recognized in 29 countries nationwide or in some jurisdictions :.