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. Northern Ireland had been the last part of the UK where same-sex marriage was banned; England and Wales moved to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed in and Scotland followed in see below.
Emily Doskow and Frederick Hertz. May , 19th Edition. Use the practical and legal information in this book to define and protect your relationship in the eyes of the law. And parenting rights for same-sex couples still vary depending on the couple's relationship status and state laws.
Seventy-four percent of U. Subscribe to receive weekly Gallup News alerts. Never miss our latest insights. Of 21 personal behaviors and practices measured, Americans agree most widely that birth control is morally acceptable and that extramarital affairs are morally wrong.
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