Gabrielle Emanuel. Same-sex marriage seemed impossible until the first couples were married in Massachusetts 15 years ago this week. Now it is the law of the land, but not everyone wants it to stay that way. The first legal same-sex marriage in the U.
Here's a list of countries where same-sex marriages are legal and illegal
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From the topic Newsbeat Investigates. Campaigners claim Northern Ireland is the only country "in western Europe" where same-sex couples can't get married. But that very much depends on your definition of western Europe, although it is the last region of the UK not to have changed its laws yet. On Saturday an estimated 10, demonstrators marched through Belfast demanding LGBT couples be treated "equally" under the law. Because of the way the Northern Ireland Assembly was set up, the DUP also has the ability to block any legislation it doesn't like.
Only four members of seat parliament opposed the change after a public vote in November showed overwhelming support for marriage equality. This makes Australia the 26th nation in the world that allows same-sex couples to marry, according to Pew Research Center. The Supreme Court ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges made same-sex marriage legal in the U.
Many of the places we think of as LGBT-friendly still have a ways to go when it comes to full equality. But the Bundestag only passed marriage equality in June Here are seven more otherwise progressive countries where marriage equality is still not the law of the land.