Supporters of this « Yes » vote for marriage equality celebrate at a rally in main Sydney, Australia, November 15, 2017. Same-sex wedding continues to be prohibited in a lot of the whole world. David Gray/Reuters
LGBT activists across Australia had been celebrating Wednesday, as 61 % regarding the populace voted in support of permitting same-sex couples to wed within an referendum that is advisory.
Even though the referendum will not automatically make marriage that is same-sex, it will likely be found in Parliament as a persuasive argument and only quick legalization.
Presuming lawmakers do not overlook the outcome, Australia would be the 26th nation on earth to legalize same-sex wedding. However in other countries over the globe, the battle to marry who you want continues. Listed here is a run-down regarding the situation throughout the world.
Europe is starkly divided from the dilemma of equal wedding.
The continent offers the Netherlands, which 19 years back became the first country in the whole world to permit same-sex couples to wed. Yet also in the European Union (EU), a bloc of 28 fairly rich, liberal countries, six states don’t recognize same-sex unions of any sort, and 15 don’t allow marriage that is same-sex.
Central and Eastern European states within the bloc are one of the most conservative from the problem; Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia and Bulgaria enable neither civil unions nor wedding for same-sex partners. (suite…)