People demonstrate for the legalisation of gay marriage and parenting on December 16, in Paris, France. 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 last month , becoming the first government in Asia to welcome legislation on marriage equality. Ecuador is the latest nation to join the fold, as the country's highest court on Wednesday voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage after a long legal battle with same-sex couples and advocates.
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The past week has been a dark media hellscape, but a sweet story of a lesbian wedding between two rival hockey players has gone viral. Most recently, Duggan and Apps were married on Saturday in Maine, according to People magazine, with several ice hockey teammates serving as bridesmaids. The married couple welcomed their baby, Liv, last November, which was the last time the media cycle was blessed with a viral story of rival lesbian ice hockey love. Today, the adorable couple keeps fans enthralled with round-the-clock Baby Liv coverage on Instagram. Why does this matter? If there were just two USA vs. But there are even more.
The 28 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is legal
A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, more than two dozen countries 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. The decision, which went into effect immediately, makes the Andean mountain nation the fifth country in Latin America to allow gays and lesbians to wed.
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 though there is no legal provision in Roman Law, and it was banned in the Roman Empire in the fourth. In the modern era, same-sex marriage started being legalized at the beginning of the 21st century. Today, it is available in 28 countries.