Because a month's notice is required for the state to recognise a marriage, the first legal same-sex unions will be in January. Here are some facts about same-sex marriage around the world:* Same-sex marriage is legal in 26 nations: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay, United States. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom where same-sex marriage is not allowed. * The first country to legalise same-sex marriage was the Netherlands in 2001. Same-sex marriage legislation came into force there in 2006.
Source: bd News24 December 07, 2017 12:11 UTC