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21 Other Countries Where Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal Nationwide

Jun 26, 2015

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Friday that all U.S. states must recognize same-sex marriages in a historic victory for LGBT rights.

In light of the decision, here is a list of 21 other countries where same-sex marriage is legal nationwide and the year it was approved (Mexico is not included because the country only allows same-sex marriage in certain jurisdictions):

The Netherlands (2000)

Belgium (2003)

Canada (2005)

Spain (2005)

South Africa (2006)

Norway (2009)

Sweden (2009)

Argentina (2010)

Iceland (2010)

Portugal (2010)

Denmark (2012)

Brazil (2013)

England and Wales (2013)

France (2013)

New Zealand (2013)

Uruguay (2013)

Luxembourg (2014)

Scotland (2014)

Finland: (signed 2015, effective 2017)

Ireland: (2015)

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Supporters of same-sex marriage celebrate outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, on June 26, 2015.Jacquelyn Martin—AP
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Supporters of same-sex marriage celebrate outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, on June 26, 2015.
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