14 and 15. England and Wales
• Date legalized: March 29, 2014
Months of debate ended within the British Parliament whenever a same-sex wedding bill passed away in July 2013 and had been ratified by the Queen the day that is next. What the law states took effect March 29, 2014, as soon as the very first marriages that are same-sex in England. What the law states, which relates to England and Wales, will not enable same-sex marriages inside the Church of England.
• Date legalized: Aug. 5, 2013
Uruguay became the next Latin US nation to legalize same-sex wedding once the president finalized a bill into legislation on May 3, 2013, though it did not simply just take impact until Aug. 5 of this 12 months. Civil unions between homosexual and couples that are lesbian been appropriate since 2008, and use liberties had been issued last year.
17. New Zealand
• Date legalized: Aug. 19, 2013
On April 17, 2013, New Zealand passed an amendment to your Marriage Act of 1955 which updated the meaning of wedding to “the union of a couple, irrespective of their intercourse, intimate orientation, or gender identity, ” in addition to amendments with other bills such as for example an adoption rights bill, to ensure same-sex partners could have exactly the same legal rights as heterosexual partners. (more…)