Marriage Equality Around the World

WORLDThe history of Marriage Equality in the world

  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • America
  • Africa
  • 2001.4 Netherlands
  • 2003.6 Belgium
  • 2005.7 Spain
  • 2005.7 Canada
  • 2006.11 South Africa
  • 2009.1 Norway
  • 2009.5 Sweden
  • 2010.6 Portugal
  • 2010.6 Iceland
  • 2010.7 Argentina
  • 2012.6 Denmark
  • 2013.5 Brazil
  • 2013.5 France
  • 2013.8 Uruguay
  • 2013.8 new Zealand
  • 2014.3 England ※Excluding Northern Ireland
  • 2015.1 Luxembourg
  • 2015.6 Mexico
  • 2015.6 America
  • 2016.4 Columbia
  • 2015.11 Ireland
  • 2017.3 Finland
  • 2017.9 Malta
  • 2017.10 Germany
  • 2017.12 Australia
  • 2019.1 Austria
  • 2019.5 Taiwan
  • 2019.6 Ecuador
  • 2020.5 Costa Rica
  • (日本語) 2022.3 (日本語) チリ
  • (日本語) 2022.7 (日本語) スイス
  • (日本語) 2022.7 (日本語) スロヴェニア

The Status of Same-sex marriages in the World

Denmark created Registered Partnerships in 1989, granting same-sex couples almost all of the rights of opposite-sex married couples for the first time in the world. This system legally protected the relationships of same-sex couples, even though they were not able to marry.
Approximately 10 years after this, same-sex marriage was finally legalized in the Netherlands in 2001.
As of May 2020, same-sex marriages are legally permitted in 29 countries in Europe, the Americas and Oceania.

In Asia, same-sex marriage was legalized in Taiwan in May 2019.
Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in May 2017 that the existing law must be revised, or a new law must be created to allow same-sex marriage by May 2019.
This made Taiwan the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage as of May 2019.
Let’s make same-sex marriage a reality in Japan, too!

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