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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) 2013
  • 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
  • Brazil 2013
  • Hawaii 2013
  • New Jersey 2013
  • New Mexico 2013
  • England 2014
  • Wales 2014
  • Scotland 2014
  • Alaska 2014
  • Arizona 2014
  • Colorado 2014
  • Idaho 2014
  • Illinois 2014
  • Montana 2014
  • Nevada 2014
  • North Carolina 2014
  • Oklahoma 2014
  • Oregon 2014
  • Pennsylvania 2014
  • South Carolina 2014
  • Utah 2014
  • Virginia 2014
  • West Virginia 2014
  • Wisconsin 2014
  • Wyoming 2014
  • Luxembourg 2015
  • Guam 2015
  • Pitcairn Islands 2015
  • Chihuahua 2015
  • United States 2015
  • Greenland 2015
  • Guerrero 2015
  • Ireland 2015

Places where same-sex marriages are recognised but not performed
  • Israel 2006
  • Mexico (all states) 2010
  • Tasmania (Aus) 2010
  • Queensland (Aus) 2011
  • New South Wales 2014

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