Gay marriage around the world

Gay marriage, legalised on Thursday in Australia in a parliamentary vote, is now recognised in more than 25 countries, of which 16 are in Europe.Here is a breakdown.- European pioneers - In April 2001 the Netherlands became the first country in the world to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry in a civil ceremony.Fifteen European countries have followed: Austria, Belgium, Britain (but not Northern Ireland, which only accepts civil partnerships), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.Some European countries only allow same-sex couples...

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By: France 24 - Thursday, 7 December

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