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Marriage equality around the world

Here is a list of countries which allow same-sex couples to marry, together with the dates on which same-sex marriages were first performed.

The Australian Government does not recognise same-sex marriages entered into overseas, nor allow same-sex marriages to be performed within Australia.

Places that allow same-sex marriages and the date on which they were first performed
  • Netherlands 2001
  • Belgium 2003
  • Canada 2003–05 (provincially in 2003, nationally in 2005)
  • Massachusetts (US) 2004
  • Spain 2005
  • South Africa 2006
  • California (US) 2007–08 (now pending)
  • Norway 2009
  • Sweden 2009
  • Connecticut (US) 2009
  • Iowa (US) 2009
  • Vermont (US) 2009
  • Washington DC (US) 2009
  • Coquille Indian Tribe (Oregon) 2009
  • Mexico City (Mex) 2010
  • Portugal 2010
  • Iceland 2010
  • Argentina 2010
  • New Hampshire (US) 2010
  • New York state (US) 2011
  • Quintana Roo (Mexico) 2011
  • Suquamish Indian Tribe (Washington) 2011
  • Maine 2012
  • Maryland 2013
  • Uruguay 2013
  • New Zealand 2013
  • Delaware 2013
  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (Michigan) 2013
  • Rhode Island 2013
  • Minnesota 2013
  • France 2013

Places where same-sex marriages are recognised but not performed
  • Israel 2006
  • California (US) 2007
  • Mexico (all states) 2010
  • Tasmania (Aus) 2010
  • Queensland (Aus) 2011

Places where same-sex marriages are imminent
  • Scotland
  • Washington State (USA)
  • United Kingdom
  • Finland
  • Nepal
  • Slovenia
  • Paraguay
  • Brazil