I n a historic ruling Friday, the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide by declaring unconstitutional all state bans on same-sex marriage. Click the map button below to watch how same-sex legislation has changed in the United States since Vermont legalized civil unions in , followed closely by Massachusetts first legalizing same-sex marriage eleven years ago in Contact us at letters time. People celebrate in front of the U. By David Johnson.
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Gay Marriage by State
Countries Where Gay Marriage Is Legal 2021
Over the last two decades, same-sex marriage and legal protection for the LGBTI community has become commonplace throughout many countries. But that has only widened the gulf with other parts of the world, where homosexuality remains illegal, criminal and in some cases even punishable by death. This map was published by the Australian company Travel Insurance Direct as a risk guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex tourists and travelers. Coded in the colors of the rainbow flag, the map ranks countries from places with the broadest legal recognition and protection purple to those where the law is used to prosecute rather than protect LGBTI people red.
In December , the Dutch parliament approved a law that recognized same-sex marriage in the Netherlands, making them the first country to allow this type of law. Belgium followed suit in In January , the first same-sex marriage ceremony was held in Canada the ceremony included one male couple and one female couple at the municipal church of Toronto.