Gay Marriage Around the World

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LOVE WON: In a long-sought victory, the Supreme Court ruled today that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Marriage equality will soon be a reality in all 50 US states. Here is a quick look at countries around the world who have granted legal recognition to gay marriage:

Countries That Allow Gay Marriage

Argentina (2010)

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Belgium (2003)

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Brazil (2013)

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Canada (2005)

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Denmark (2012)

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England/Wales (2013)

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Finland (2015)

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France (2013)

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Iceland (2010)

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Ireland (2015)

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Luxembourg (2014)

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The Netherlands (2000)

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New Zealand (2013)

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Norway (2009)

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Scotland (2014)

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South Africa (2006)

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Spain (2006)

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Sweden (2009)

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United States (2015)

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Uruguay (2013)

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Countries That May Be Next

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Mexico – Mexico City legalized same-sex marriage in December 2009. While marriage is still limited to specific jurisdictions in Mexico, states Quintana Roo and Coahuila have joined in the fight for equality.

Slovenia – On March 3, 2015, Parliament approved a bill for same-sex couples to marry. The bill is just waiting for the President to sign. The bill also allows same-sex couples to adopt children throughout the country.

Recent Victories We Love

twitter1In May 2015, thousands of Irish citizens flew back to Ireland to take part in the country's same-sex marriage vote, inspiring the hashtag #hometovote.