Gay rights across the globe

Gay rights across the globeThirty years after the first-ever gay civil unions in Denmark, same-sex marriages are today allowed in 28 countries, but homosexuality remains illegal in some parts of the world. After the liberalisation of same sex marriage came into force in Northern Ireland on Monday, here is an overview of the global situation. On October 1, 1989, for the first time in the world, several gay couples in Denmark tied the knot in legal civil unions.


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