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Countries Where Same Sex Marriage is Legal

Same Sex marriage has remained a taboo for many nations since ages, but now many countries have opened up to same sex marriages. Such marriages are now legal in 30 countries.

Same Sex Marriage Not Legal in India

Netherland was the first country to allow same sex marriage in April 2001. After this many other European nations like Austria, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and most recently Switzerland also made same sex marriage legal.

Chile is the newest country to have accepted same sex marriages

In Asia Taiwan was the first country to allow gay marriages. Australia and New Zealand too passed laws in favor of gay marriages in 2017 and 2013 respectively. India still does not recognizes same sex marriage. It is reported that at least eight petitions are pending before court for legalization of same sex marriage under Hindu Marriage Act, Special Marriage Act and Foreign Marriage Act.

Learn more about the legal marriage procedure in India