Oct 022013
 

 

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The Netherlands in 2001 was the first country to legalize same-sex marriages, with the first marriages performed in the Amsterdam city hall on 1 April 2001. Since then, same-sex marriages have been performed legally by Belgium (2003), Spain (2005), Canada (2003 – in some provinces; 2005 – nationally), South Africa (2006), Norway (2009), Sweden (2009), Portugal (2010), Iceland (2010), Argentina (2010), Denmark (2012), Brazil (2013), France (2013), Uruguay (2013), New Zealand (2013) and the United Kingdom (eff. 2014, England and Wales only).

In the United States, same-sex marriages are performed in its federal district, the District of Columbia (2010), and in thirteen states : Massachusetts (2004), Connecticut (2008), Iowa (2009), Vermont (2009), New Hampshire (2010), New York (2011), Washington (2012), Maine (2012), Maryland (2013), California (briefly in 2008, then in 2013), Delaware (2013), Minnesota (2013) and Rhode Island (2013). A 2013 Supreme Court ruling requires federal government to recognize same-sex marriages performed by states that allow same-sex marriange.

In Mexico, same-sex marriages are performed in Mexico City (2010)[1] and Quintana Roo (2012), but same-sex marriages are legally recognized throughout the country.

We are everywhere, and we have a right to marry!  paula

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