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. The court has instructed the government to pass legislation ensuring equal treatment for all citizens who wish to marry. The legislation gave same-sex couples the right to marry, divorce, and adopt children. Beginning in , the Belgian parliament offered limited rights to same-sex couples through registered partnerships.
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Countries around the world where same-sex marriage is legal - Business Insider
29 countries where same sex marriage is officially legal
Same-sex marriages are legal in Georgia. For many years, the state did not legally recognize such unions. But, the U.
Same-sex marriage has been legalized in in twenty-seven countries, including the United States, and civil unions are recognized in many Western democracies. Yet same-sex marriage remains banned in many countries, and the expansion of broader lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights has been uneven globally. International organizations, including the United Nations, have issued resolutions in support of LGBT rights, but human rights groups say these organizations have limited power to enforce these newly recognized rights.