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Is same-sex marriage legal in Latin American countries?

In South America, same-sex marriage is currently legal in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Uruguay as well as the jurisdictions of French Guiana, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

What was the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage?

Uruguay
27 December: President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay signs a civil unions bill into law, becoming the first country in Latin America to approve a law giving legal recognition to same-sex couples. The bill was previously approved by the country’s legislature on 19 December. It came into effect on 1 January 2008.

Are there any States in Mexico that allow same sex marriage?

Altogether, 58% of the population live in states and municipalities that perform same-sex marriage. As of August 2020, legislation to change the laws covering same-sex marriage is currently under some degree of consideration in the states of México, Guerrero, Querétaro, Sinaloa, Yucatán and Zacatecas.

How many states have legalized same sex marriage?

As of 2020, 37 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage. Alabama , Missouri , and Alabama have done so with restrictions. Thirteen U.S. states have a ban on same-sex marriage; however, eight of these states have court rulings in favor of allowing same-sex marriage.

What did the Mexican Supreme Court rule on gay marriage?

Earlier this month, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled that states that did not allow same-sex couples to marry violated the Mexican Constitution. While this does not mean all states must now legalize gay marriage, it does set a jurisprudential precedent.

Which is the 5th country in Latin America to legalize same sex marriage?

Ecuador has become the 5th nation in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage. The country’s highest court approved same-sex marriage on June 12, 2019, marking the 50th anniversary of the worldwide gay equality movement. [ Reuters ] In October 2019, U.K. Parliament passed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.