May be a historic day for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), the article on that day, the decision of the United States Supreme Court is believed to affect the decision of many countries to participate in making similar decisions.
One of the fundamental rights that must be possessed by every human being is the freedom to love other individuals and to legalize their loving relationships in a social institution of marriage regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, religion or social group that lies between them.
Today gay marriages are legitimate in 13 states of the United States: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, Oregon, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Maryland, Hawaii, Maine, and together with the capital city of Washington DC.
As we know, before the Americans make a decision that shocked the citizens of the world, actually the decision to legalize a similar marriage has existed since 2001 with the Dutch state which became the pioneer state of marriage of a kind marriage.
Until this report was made, there have been 22 countries out of 204 countries that have been de facto recognized by the United Nations that legalize full-sex marriage in all areas of the country (Freedom to Marry Organization, 2014).
While in various parts of the world, some countries that legalize same-sex marriage, namely:
1. Netherlands (1996)
The Dutch government legalized similar marriages in 1996, 15 years after gay activists brought the issue to the fore in the early 1980s. At that time the Dutch Parliament formed a special commission to look at the legal effects of the legality of similar marriages. Four years later the law was passed. As a result, since April 1, 2001, same marriage has been officially recognized in the Netherlands.
2. Belgium (2003)
One year after the legality of similar marriage was enacted in the Netherlands, similar laws were filed with the Belgian parliament. Precisely on June 1, 2003. The first couple to marry then were Alain De Jonge and Olivier Pierret.
3. Spain (2005)
On June 30, 2005, the Spanish Parliament legalized a similar marriage. The bill is strongly opposed by the Catholic Church, but poll results show that 62% of the council granted the law. History records, On June 8, 1901, Elisa Sanchez Loriga, dressed up like a man and behave like a man. His partner is Marcela Gracia Ibeas. After the lie was uncovered coupled with the news of two newspapers, they lost their jobs, were ostracized, and had to leave Spain. Their marriage became the first such marriage recorded in Spanish history.
4. Canada (2005)
By the time Parliament passed a gay marriage on July 20, 2005, almost all provinces in Canada were noted to have legalized the law. After passing the law, Canada publishes more than 15,000 marriage licenses for similar couples living in the country or just specifically coming to get married.
5. South Africa (2006)
In some African countries, a man may be sentenced to death or life imprisonment if caught gay. Like Uganda, they apply death penalty to followers of this disorder. Likewise with Nigeria, threatened to throw to prison to execute the citizens who are caught homo. The same is done by the Government of Burundi and Rwanda.
But South Africa has a different law, it gives LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) LGBT rights to legally marry, it is valid from November 30, 2006.
However, there are countries in the same continent that are tolerant of gay. The Kenyan government bans homosexuals. Therefore, the government launched a research on sexual orientation to improve the health of its citizens.
6. Norway (1993)
Similar marriage became a topic of discussion on the Norwegian government council. In 1993, Norway became the second country, after Denmark, which legalized similar marriages, in Denmark when it began in 1989, allowing same-sex lovers to marry outside the church and get the blessing of a priest. 20 years later, the government allowed gay couples to adopt children.
7. Sweden (2008)
Sweden is one of the most liberal countries in the world and 71% of its population supports similar marriages. Similar marriage legislation passed in May 2008. Five months later, precisely in November, the Swedish Lutheran Church was the largest church of followers, announcing full support for same-sex marriage. Three quarters of the population of Sweden are members of the Lutheran church, although their presence in the church is very low.
8. Portugal (2009)
Homosexuality was seen as a crime in Portugal until 1982. Later in 2009, LGBT received only 40% support from parliament. After Prime Minister Jose Socrates was re-elected in 2009, he drafted a law that legalized similar marriages, the law passed by Parliament. Friday 8 December became a historic day, a law regulating such a marriage approved by parliament by vote. A total of 123 members of parliament …