Which countries support same-sex marriages?

With evolving times LGBTQ+ community is finding more and more freedom to express themselves. The limitations and restrictions against the LGBTQ+ community are being taken into consideration and their voices are being heard.

Among the rights of the LGBTQ+ community same-sex marriages get a special place. When lovers need to say “I do” and be committed to each other for the rest of their lives and their only roadblock is the place they live could be heartbreaking.

Many countries have opened their arms as LGBTQ+ -friendly countries in different capacities. Some counties have moved further and have legalized same-sex marriages. What are those countries? Let’s find out.

In North America, in The United States, Canada, and Greenland same-sex marriages are legal. Canada had accepted same-sex marriage right since 2005 nationwide although previously it had been legalized in some provinces. In 2015 the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages in the USA. Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2003.

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage and legalized it in all fifty states.

In the south American region, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, and Uruguay have made same-sex marriages legal.

In Asia, Taiwan is the only country with rights to same-sex marriages. In India, petitions to legalize same-sex marriages are being taken into consideration by the supreme court presently.

Same-sex marriage was legalized on 24 May 2019 in Taiwan

In Africa, South Africa is considered the most LGBTQ+-friendly country in the region and has legalized same-sex marriages.

Europe can be considered the continent with the most LGBTQ+-friendly countries. Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom are the countries in which same-sex marriages are legal.

The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001.

In Oceania Australia and New Zealand recognize same-sex marriages.