Legal Same Sex Marriage Map
The first Roman emperor to marry a man was Nero, who is said to have married two other men several times. The first was with one of Nero`s freedmen, Pythagoras, with whom Nero played the role of the bride. Later, as a groom, Nero married Sporus, a little boy, to replace the teenage concubine he had killed, and married her in a very public ceremony with all the wedding celebrations, after which Sporus was forced to pretend to be the female concubine who had killed Nero and pretend that they were really married.  A friend gave the “bride” as required by law. The wedding was celebrated in extravagant public ceremonies in Greece and Rome.  Same-sex marriage became legal in Finland in 2017. The Finnish parliament passed a law legalizing same-sex partnerships in November 2014, and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö signed the measure into law in February 2015. The bill began as a “citizens` initiative” – a public petition with 167,000 signatures. In the special Dutch Caribbean municipalities of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, marriage is open to same-sex couples. On October 10, 2012, a law came into force allowing same-sex couples to marry in these municipalities.  The Caribbean countries of Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten, which make up the rest of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, do not practice same-sex marriages but must recognize marriages contracted in the Netherlands.
On February 14, 2017, a bill to legalize same-sex marriage was presented to the Peruvian Congress.  Taiwan is the only country in Asia that performs same-sex marriages, while Israel and Armenia recognize same-sex marriages abroad.  The following religious traditions or institutions do not recognize same-sex marriage or unions in gatherings and consider same-sex relationships immoral. Same-sex marriage is not explicitly prohibited by Indian law, but is emphasized in heteronormativity. [clarification needed] The legalization of same-sex marriage is being discussed in the Delhi High Court. In September 2013, two civil judges married two same-sex couples.  The first marriage was challenged by a conservative group and initially annulled. However, a high court (Tribunal Supremo de Bogotá) upheld the marriage in October.
  The only opposition in parliament came from the Christian Democratic Party, which was not part of the governing coalition at the time. After the law came into force, the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, which at the time represented about 12% of the country`s population, announced that each municipality could decide whether or not to perform same-sex marriages. Although conservative Muslim and Christian groups continue to oppose the law, same-sex marriage is widely accepted by the Dutch public. In the first two decades of the 21st century, same-sex marriage was supported by prominent figures in the civil rights movement, including Coretta Scott King, John Lewis, Julian Bond, and Mildred Loving.  In May 2011, national public support for same-sex marriage exceeded 50% for the first time.  In May 2012, the NAACP, the leading African-American civil rights organization, declared its support for same-sex marriage, saying it was a civil right.  In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down DOMA for violating the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the landmark civil rights case United States v. Windsor, leading to federal recognition of same-sex marriage, with federal benefits for married couples associated with either the state of residence or the state in which the marriage was contracted.
are connected. In May 2015, national public support for same-sex marriage rose to 60% for the first time.  In June 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in the landmark civil rights case Obergefell v. Hodges that the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry on the same terms as opposite-sex couples, with all the rights and obligations that entails, is guaranteed by both the Due Process Clause and the Equality Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Prior to June 26, 2015, same-sex marriage was legal in the District of Columbia, Guam, and thirty-six states. The 2003 law allowed same-sex marriage for Belgian couples and recognised those from other countries where same-sex marriage was legal as married. These provisions were extended in 2004 to allow any same-sex couple to marry provided that one of the members of the couple has resided in Belgium for at least three months. In 2006, Parliament also granted same-sex partners the right to adopt children. Prime Minister Andrej Babiš supports the legalisation of same-sex marriage.  In June 2018, a bill to legalize same-sex marriage was submitted to the Czech Parliament.  Recent opinion polls have shown that the bill is very popular in the Czech Republic; A 2018 poll found that 75% of Czechs support legalizing same-sex marriage.  The first same-sex marriage took place in France and was strongly supported by the public.
[BBC] Spain was the third country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, which has been legal since July 3, 2005 and supported by the majority of the Spanish population.   The right to marry in Hong Kong is a constitutionally protected right. The Basic Law, the city`s constitutional charter, does not define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, but the Marriage Ordinance does. Section 40 of the Marriage Ordinance (chap. 181) provides that marriage is a “Christian marriage or the civil equivalent of a Christian marriage”; And this “implies a formal ceremony, recognized by law as the voluntary union of a man and a woman for life, to the exclusion of all others.” Therefore, same-sex couples are excluded from the legal institution of marriage, as are the benefits of marriage.   The hashtag #LoveWins almost immediately become the No. 1 hashtag on global Twitter trends after the United States legalized same-sex marriage. A referendum held on 22 May 2015 amended the Irish constitution to legalise same-sex marriage.  The 2015 Marriage Act was signed on October 29, 2015.
 Among Christian churches, same-sex marriage is not recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox churches, or conservative Protestant churches. Many major Protestant churches recognize same-sex partnerships, while other Protestant churches remain divided. In any jurisdiction where marriages are defined without distinction of a male-female requirement, these complications do not occur. In addition, some jurisdictions recognize a legal and official gender change that would allow a transgender man or woman to be legally married in accordance with an assumed gender identity.  The news comes after a federal judge on Friday overturned Arizona`s ban on same-sex marriage, making Wyoming the latest in a series of court decisions that have opened the door to same-sex marriage in that state and 12 others this month. On May 14, 2013, Brazil`s Judicial Council issued a ruling requiring all civil status registries in the country to perform same-sex marriages by a vote of 14 to 1, legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the country.    The resolution came into force on May 16, 2013.   Slovenia: On July 8, 2022, the Slovenian Constitutional Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage violated the Slovenian Constitution and gave the Slovenian Parliament 6 months to bring the legislation into compliance.
The decision took effect immediately. 7. In April 2016, the Court ruled that marriage does not apply exclusively to opposite-sex couples.    On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right under the Constitution`s 14th Amendment, legalizing same-sex marriage across the United States.  Cuba was the first independent nation in the Caribbean, the eighth country in Latin America, the first communist state, the second in the former Eastern bloc (excluding East Germany), and the 32nd country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.