Marriage Equality Around the World

Do you know which countries already have marriage equality?  You’d be surprised at just how many, and which countries have equality when it comes to marriage.

Listed for you below, are those countries that have marriage equality and in which year, equality arrived.  It’s these countries that don’t have ‘gay marriage’ they simply have.. MARRIAGE!!.

Here’s a list of countries around the world that don’t bother with terms like ‘gay marriage’, they have no need, they have Marriage Equality!!  Each country is listed with the year in which marriage equality was introduced

The Netherlands 2001
Belgium 2003
Spain 2005
Canada 2005
South Africa 2006
Norway 2009
Sweden 2009
Portugal 2010
Iceland 2010
Argentina 2010
Denmark 2012

 

Cities include Mexico City (2010) and Cancun (2012).

In the United States, there are is a growing number of states that recognise Marriage Equality:

District of Columbia 2010
Massachusetts 2004
Conneticut 2008
Iowa 2007 / 2009
Vermont 2009
New Hampshire 2010
New York 2011

 

2012 brought around four new states, as Americans head to the ballot boxes in November 2012 and voted in favour of marriage equality – Minnesota, Maryland, Maine & Washington.  Further states open discussion and look to introduce marriage equality in 2013.

As recently as January and February 2013, both France and the UK have opened discussions with regard to marriage equality.

UPDATE – THE UK RECENTLY VOTED IN FAVOUR OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.  FURTHER VOTING TO COME IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS AND THE HOUSE OF LORDS – THE BILL IS EXPECTED TO PASS.

UPDATE – THE FRENCH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IS EXPECTED TO PASS A MEASURE ALLOWING SAME SEX MARRIAGE MID FEBRUARY.  FURTHER VOTING WOULD FOLLOW TO BE PASSED AS LAW.

UPDATE – 12 APRIL 2013, URUGUAY LAWMAKERS VOTE TO LEGALISE SAME SEX MARRIAGE

 

Related articles you may be interested in: How Your MP Voted | How Laws Are Made In New Zealand

Source/s: whiteknot.org , reuters , www.hrc.org , www.marriageequality.org