A guide to the countries that legally recognise same-sex unions and marriages by country and status of the types of unions recognised
Like in traditional heterosexual marriages, same-sex unions or marriages are not only a declaration of love or wanting to share your life with someone, but also the legal protection and rights achieved through having the relationship recognised under the law.
Click on a specific country within the map to learn what types of same-sex unions and marriages that particular country legal recognises
Green – a country that recognises some form of same-sex marriage or civil union
You can quickly sort, filter and search the data within any table. To sort the columns into ascending or descending order, click on the heading. If you wish to filter, check the relevant tick box or enter a keyword into the filter box found below the available heading. If you want to learn more about any individual country, click on the country name which will take you directly to the country’s profile page within the Gayther site
To view the LGBTQ+ Same-Sex Unions & Marriages index, click to expand or close
- The LGBTQ+ same-sex union and marriage guide is correct as at 31-May-2019
- The LGBTQ+ same-sex union and marriage guide has been compiled using a variety of sources, including news articles, publications and various pages within Wikipedia
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