Marriage Equality in 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
  • 2014.12 Scotland
  • 2015.1 Luxembourg
  • 2015.6 Mexico
  • 2015.6 America
  • 2015.11 Ireland
  • 2016.4 Columbia
  • 2017.3 Finland
  • 2017.9 Malta
  • 2017.10 Germany
  • 2017.12 Australia
  • 2019.1 Austria
  • 2019.5 Taiwan
  • (日本語) 2019.6 (日本語) エクアドル
  • (日本語) 2020.5 (日本語) コスタリカ

The Status of Same-sex marriages in the World

Denmark created Registered Partnerships in 1989 for the first time in the world, where same-sex couples were granted almost all of the rights of opposite-sex marriage. In this arrangement, the union of the individuals of the same sex is legally protected even if it is not considered as formal marriage.

About 10 years after that, the same-sex marriage was finally legalized in the Netherlands in 2001.

As of January 2019, same-sex marriages are performed in 25 countries in Europe, the Americas and Oceania.
Although no country in Asia has yet introduced same-sex marriage, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in May 2017 ruled that the existing law should be revised or a new law created to enable same-sex marriages within two years by May 2019.

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