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Legal status of same-sex unions
Marriage
Performed
Recognized

Notes

  1. Performed in 14 states and Mexico City, and recognized by all states in such cases
  2. Performed in the Netherlands proper, including Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. Registered as marriage by Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten in such cases.
  3. Neither performed nor recognized in Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands
  4. Neither performed nor recognized in Northern Ireland, the dependency of Sark or in 5 of the 14 British Overseas Territories (Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and the Turks and Caicos Islands)
  5. Neither performed nor recognized in American Samoa or some tribal jurisdictions
  6. Theoretical: no actual cases known
  7. Limited to residency rights for foreign spouses of citizens (EU) or of legal residents (China)
  8. Registration open in all counties except Hualien, Penghu, Taitung and Yunlin

* Not yet in effect, but automatic deadline set by judicial body for same-sex marriage to become legal

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Inclusion criteria

This template includes only countries with a final decision regarding same-sex unions for a full jurisdiction (country/territory/state). If individual registries or judges decide to allow marriages, those jurisdictions are not included here.

For example,

  • For England and Wales, we only included same-sex marriage after the bill received royal assent, i.e. it was signed by the Queen after being approved by the House of Lords and the House of Commons. Similarly, republics where an executive's signature (e.g., a president or governor's signature) is required, the jurisdiction will only be added after the official(s) signs.

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