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Old June 7th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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I thought it would be nice to have a Quick Facts post on how same-sex relationships are recognized around the world. With the addition of Denmark’s recent legislation on same-sex marriage, of course. Information provided courtesy of wikipedia





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Countries where same-sex marriage is performed and legalized:



Argentina

Iceland

Belgium

Canada

Norway

Denmark

Netherlands

Portugal

South Africa

Spain

Sweden





US states where same-sex marriage is performed and recognized:



Connecticut

District of Columbia

Iowa

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

New York

Vermont







Countries recognizing some form of civil union or registered partnership:



Andorra

Austria

Brazil

Colombia

Czech Republic

Ecuador

Finland

Germany

Greenland

Hungary

Ireland

Isle of Man

New Zealand

Slovenia

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Uruguay

Luxembourg

Liechtenstein

Jersey

Portions of France

Portions of Australia







US states that recognizes some form of civil union or registered partnership:



California

Colorado

Delaware

Maine

Hawaii

Illinois

New Jersey

Nevada

Oregon

Rhode Island

Wisconsin

Washington



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It should be noted that the last category ranges from states like WA which have already passed marriage equality but the law is on hold, states which have more ore less full legal equality (under state law) through a Jim Crow "civil unions" law, to states like mine (WI) which actually have a constitutional ban on SSM and anything remotely like it, but have a very limited set of rights through a domestic partnership registry.



If Scott Walker and the teabaggers had their way, they'd remove the very limited set of rights gays have in WI. The vast majority of Republicans throughout the US would prefer that gays were 2nd-class citizens.
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This country and world are slowly turning the tide of allowing and recognizing SSM marriages. As for the Muslim countries, that's another story.
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It should be noted that the last category ranges from states like WA which have already passed marriage equality but the law is on hold, states which have more ore less full legal equality (under state law) through a Jim Crow "civil unions" law, to states like mine (WI) which actually have a constitutional ban on SSM and anything remotely like it, but have a very limited set of rights through a domestic partnership registry.



If Scott Walker and the teabaggers had their way, they'd remove the very limited set of rights gays have in WI. The vast majority of Republicans throughout the US would prefer that gays were 2nd-class citizens.




Poor widdle 2nd-class citizens.............





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This country and world are slowly turning the tide of allowing and recognizing SSM marriages. As for the Muslim countries, that's another story.


That will take a while. I know there's a gay rights movement in both Turkey and Indonesia, but other places are very far behind.
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