Countries Where Gay Marriage Is Legal 2019
For many years, same-sex marriage has been a topic of debate. Supporters of same-sex marriage say that a relationship and subsequent marriage between two people of the same sex is natural and normal. These supporters believe that a person does not choose to be gay and is instead born this way. Supporters also say that same-sex couples are just as capable as heterosexual couples of getting married, living together, and even raising children.
On the flip side, there are people that are against gay marriage. These people may have religious beliefs that tell them this is wrong. Others say that same-sex relationships and marriage is abnormal and can have negative effects on children that are raised in a same-sex household. Studies have shown that many of these beliefs are untrue.
However, there are still nations around the world that outright ban gay marriage. Even if a wedding ceremony is performed, these couples are not recognized by the government as legally married.
But as more studies emerge that show that same-sex marriages are no different than heterosexual marriages, more countries are legally recognizing these unions. As of October 2018, the countries that legally recognize gay marriage include: