International Policies on Same-Sex Marriage

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The purpose of the indicators is to provide a quick reference tool to show the position of each nation concerning marriage licenses, domestic partner protections, and immigration purposes.

Int’l. Indicator Explanation
0 Countries with constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages
1 Countries granting same-sex couples some rights and domestic partner protections
2 Countries issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples
* Countries that recognize same-sex couples for immigration purposes


Country Indicator(s) Country Indicator(s)
Andorra 1 Latvia 0
Argentina 2 Australia *
Belgium 2* Brazil *
Burma (Myanmar) 0 Luxembourg 1
Canada 2* Mexico 1
Colombia 1 Netherlands 2*
Croatia 1 New Zealand 2*
Czech Republic 1 Norway 2*
Denmark 2* Portugal 2
Finland 1* Slovenia 1
France 2* South Africa 2*
Germany 1* Spain 2
Honduras 0 Sweden 2*
Hungary 1 Switzerland 1
Iceland 2* United Kingdom 2*
Israel 1* Uruguay 2
Vietnam 1

Source: Human Rights Campaign, The Pew Charitable Trusts

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International Policies on Same-Sex Marriage


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