Retrieved 26 August Utah state Sen. Czech Republic. Yle Uutiset. Federal Department of Justice and Police in French. Sixteen out of the 28 countries that have legalised same-sex marriage worldwide are situated in Europe.
Compared to similarly situated opposite-sex married couples, same-sex couples faced the following financial and legal disadvantages:. Inthe states of California, Texas and New York had the highest total number of same-sex households, whereas Wyoming, Vermont, South Dakota and Connecticut had the most married same-sex households in comparison to unmarried households Retrieved January 5, Support for same-sex marriage is highest in states where it became legal through the passage of referenda or legislative enactment.
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Marriage performed abroad was recognized between and . Retrieved 9 February June Thank you! The two wed in after Massachusetts approved same-sex marriage. Inthe U.
Reading Eagle. In , the United Kingdom government launched a public same-sex marriage consultation,  intending to change the laws applying to England and Wales. On February 13, , Washington Gov. On 18 June , the Parliament of Luxembourg approved a bill to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption.
That means gay couples can now marry in the state where gay teen Matthew Shepherd was beaten to death in , in what became known as a high-profile hate-crime.